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The  Jewish  Woman

CHANA The Grace of Woman
Chaya M. Klein

Hashem gave woman a beautiful gift. He gave her three very special mitzvoth characterized by the acronym CHANA – Challah, Nidah and Hadlakat Neirot. Rearrange the letters and the word forms HACHEN– meaning grace, a state achieved by the woman who takes upon herself the performance of these three beautiful and crucial mitzvoth.
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Are Women Stronger Than Men?
Rabbi Aron Moss

Are men and women created the same? What is the Torah view?
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Love in a Vacuum
Chana Gittle Deray

I once gave a brachah to a friend that she should be married for so long that all of the handles should fall off of her pots and pans.
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Soup Is The Answer
Sheryl Kayne

I admit it. Lots of my friends think there’s something wrong with me. They know I love to eat, I love to eat great food, and I’m happiest when I’m eating.
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The Three Mitzvot of the Woman
Chaya M. Klein

There are three mitzvaot that are especially sacred to the Jewish woman. These are: Shabbat Candles, Lighting, Challah, and Taharat Hamishpacha (Family Sanctity).
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Chana Woman's Three Mitzvos
The Chabad Times

Both man and woman are obliged to fulfill G-d's mitzvos (precepts). The man is obligated to perform all 613 commandments.
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Are Men and Women Equal?
Rabbi Aron Moss

I have often heard it said that Judaism believes that women are more spiritual than men. This is supposed to explain why men have more religious obligations than women - men need these things to become closer to G-d, women are there already. But do we really believe that?
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Ladies First
Yanky Tauber

Even in this day and age, most women graciously accept the traditional "ladies first" rule, whether it's getting off a sinking ship or going through a ballroom doorway. 
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To Eat To Pray and To Love
Freidy Yanover

The Three Mitzvot of the Woman are special, holy and spiritual, transcending everyday life
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Are Women Dirty?
Rabbi Levi Welton

I was raised in a home that had a Jewish communal bath-house, a "mikvah," adjacent to it.

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Mama
Chaya M. Klein

Mama, she tests the word gingerly on her lips, Touches her tummy tenderly, with her fingertips. As she feels that first flutter just beneath her heart,
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Modesty; Inner and Essential Beauty
Rabbi Raphael Aron

Modesty can only enhance any intimate relationship and bring a couple ever closer in true love and respect for one another.
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Uncovering the Mystery of Modesty
Blima Moskoff

A few years ago, my family and I spent our summer vacation up north in Tzfat, leaving our home in Central Israel for a few days.

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My Torah
Devorah Leah Mishulovin

Last week in Shul (Synagogue), I listened to the Torah Reading. At its' conclusion, before the Torah Scroll was rolled...
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Meaning Of Hair Covering
Rabbi Aron Moss

I heard an anthropologist talking about shaitels (wigs). He said how ironic it is that observant Jewish women wear wigs. In biblical Judaism, the rule was that married women should cover their hair in order to be modest and unattractive.
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For Seventy Eighty Years a Soul Wears and Tears (My rant)
Devorah Leah

She asked if I wanted volunteers to help with my special needs child. I said that would be great. She said she has two girls offering to volunteer on Sundays. I said Shabbos would be much better for us.
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Amazing Challah
Jew In The City

Enjoy this entertaining video on the wonderful mitzvah of making Challah.
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Sacrificial Lamb Anyone?
Yossy Goldman

"Sacrifice" is not a word one hears very often these days. It seems to pretty much have fallen out of our lexicon. It has a negative ring to it, like giving up something precious or losing out on something big. Nobody is getting in line to be the "sacrificial lamb." It simply has a bad vibe to the modern ear.
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Modesty

A staple of Jewish life is modesty. In the way we walk down the street, in the way we interact with others, and in the way we dress.
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Women's Rights
Courtesy of Sichos in English

Do women occupy a position in Judaism inferior to men? Does Torah and the lifestyle it mandates discriminate against women? 
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Dying To Be Thin
Rabbi Meir Wikler

Your daughter seems to be losing too much weight lately. She has become more finicky about food and hardly eats in your presence. 
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Do Women Have Something To Hide?
Rabbi Aron Moss

Why does Judaism command women to keep their bodies covered? Is there something shameful or evil about a woman's body? Why should a woman have to hide herself just so others shouldn't be tempted?
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My Yiddishe Mama
Chaya M. Klein

Does one ever 'lose' a mother? Does she remain with you forever?
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