More Jewish Than the Sages

Employers and Employees From the selihah אמץ יוסיף, which my congregation recited on day five of the Ten Days of Repentance, and which is apparently recited on Minha of the Day of Atonement in the German rite: פועל עם בעל הבית עושה ובאמונה הוא נוהג בו. צופה לתן שברו מה שבחו ומה טובו. קלקל ונתעצל […]

Why Can’t A Woman Be More Like A Man?

Communication Is Essential In Marriage SiBaW again: Initially, I was taught about this “miscommunication” by my father who tried to always tell my mother to be ready at a specific time, which unbeknownst to her was 15 minutes before he really wanted to leave. I believe this to be a brilliant idea that has seen […]

ללמוד וללמד, לשמור ולעשות: לימוד התורה של נשים רק בגדר הכשר מצוה

Previous posts in this series: I, II The previous post in this series closed with Sha’agas Aryeh’s argument that women’s exemption from the commandment to study Torah cannot serve as the basis for their exemption from the commandment to write a Sefer Torah, since they are nevertheless still obligated to study “the commandments that apply […]