The Torah believes in the potential and capabilities of every man woman or child Jew and gentile alike and clearly believes that men and women were created equal and with their own distinct respected role in the world. Where would the Jewish people be without the discernment and wisdom of Jewish women — qualities they possess far in excess of men? Time and again holy text and real-life experience prove this. This book aims to show that it is a mistaken belief that Judaism values the male contribution to its daily liturgy and life more than the female. In a clear and compassionate style it lays out traditional observance and new scholarship with simple language. Ultimately the Jewish woman’s role as ubiquitous force in daily life becomes clear: her power is subtle mystical transformative. Her role isn’t marginal it’s essential. Mystical teachings tell us that women were granted understanding (bina) in greater measure and therefore only they can transform a concept of wisdom (chochmah) into action (daat). Hence we might extrapolate that no holy thing can come about if in some way a woman’s wisdom is not behind it. Discernment is a female quality; and it’s time we understood and acknowledged its presence in daily Jewish life.
Thank You G‑d For Making Me a Woman
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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