Daughters and Distinctions: Part II

This is the second post in our series on the three invidious distinctions between males and females in the halachah of inheritance. The previous post discussed the rule that a son has precedence over a daughter in inheriting their parents; this one discusses the rule that a father inherits his children but a mother does not. …

Daughters and Distinctions: Part I

For B.E., on the occasion of her birth. The Torah’s laws of inheritance include three invidious (in the sense of “tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy”) distinctions between males and females: A son has precedence over a daughter in inheriting their parents.1 A father inherits his children, but a mother does not. A husband …

Women Behind the Wheel III: Have They Come A Long Way?

Our previous post discussed the opposing stances of Rav Shmuel Wosner and Rav Binyamin Zilber on the propriety of women driving; this one surveys the views of numerous other contemporary authorities. Rav Avraham Yosef R. Avraham Yosef was widely reported as having declared that it is generally inappropriate for a woman to drive, “especially in …