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Torah Prejudiced Against Women?

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“If you would tell anyone who has a few children at home that they have to wake up 6 in the morning to come to shul, or to daven in zman krias shema, they would shoot you.”

Well said.

Very clear
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Very clear

Rabbi Wolf, thank you for this explanation.
It was brought our so clearly.

So basically he answered yes it is
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So basically he answered yes it is

???

BH
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BH

Thank you !

To 3
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To 3

Yes sexist I.e. difference between the sexes, not discriminatory, they are different than each other but one is not lower or inferior than the other

So women have one role while men have both
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So women have one role while men have both

Chinuch and Taharas Hamishpocho are men’s responsibility too. Women get a free pass on all time-bound Mitzvos. If there is sexism it’s against men who have far greater responsibilities and pressures.

Beautiful
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Beautiful

One correction. Please define chinuch clearly. Some parts of it are the father’s mitzvah.
Otherwise great stuff

Why don't women explain how Torah isn't sexist?
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Why don't women explain how Torah isn't sexist?

It’s always a man telling me why I also have an important role in the community (read: home. Community leadership is only for men) Comment number 6 is absolutely correct. However, it’s 2019 and us women are strong enough to bring about change on our own. We don’t need men to elevate us to their level of leadership, we can do it ourselves. We’re strong, capable and smart. The first thing we must do is equalise ourselves to them in Torah knowledge. The fact of the matter is that men know more Torah and halacha than we do, and as… Read more »

nice vort
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nice vort

nice vort, but should be clarified that the mitzvo of pru urvu is actually a mitzva on the man and not the woman

To #8
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To #8

The question is are you doing what Hashem really wants or what you will feel is good? Look in Torah to see what women are praised for and what men are praised for, it’s different. We don’t need to
be like men to fulfill our shluchis in this world. I don’t get why women feel like they need to compete with men.

Apologetics
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Apologetics

Stop being apologetic. We don’t need to make the Torah sound nice to people. Yes, the Torah is sexist. Yes, the Torah gives women an inferior role (as far as we understand things in galus). If a man and woman are drowning one has to save the man first because he has more mitzvos. Where do you think the world’s sexism comes from?
Now what are you gonna do? Decide it’s not true because you don’t like what you hear? Run away? Or maybe face it, stop limiting yourself and making excuses for why YOU are not living your best life?

#11
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#11

Where is the source for saving a drowning man first?

#11
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#11

Explain again how birthing and raising a nation makes one inferior? Sounds like you have inherent misogynist tendencies yourself.
And how exactly do you connect your nasty message of the low worth of a woman’s life to “live your best life?” Sounds like you’re throwing in random sound bites to make yourself sound current.

Women are stronger. That's why we don't need the Torah to tell us.
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Women are stronger. That's why we don't need the Torah to tell us.

I feel sad for any woman that thinks women are inferior. Yes our purpose in the world is to raise a family. That means you are the one that is laying the foundation for your sons. Future leaders. Of course we can do all the things men do. But why do you want to. We have a much more important role. I don’t think our husbands should watch our children so we can go learn. Didn’t you know, you get schar for all his learning. Why do you feel like you need to have another role. I work in a… Read more »

To #13
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To #13

I think you just proved #8s point. Keep it up!

Thank you
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Thank you

Thank you Rabbi wolf.
your shiur and also advices are so wise and beautiful.
ה’ ישלם שכר פועלך שבעתיים

Chavi M.
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Chavi M.

To #13, haven’t you ever learned a maamar before? The reason we do mitzvos is not for schar rather, to make a dira b’tachtonim. And women can and should contribute to that dira.

Chavi M.
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Chavi M.

To #13, haven’t you ever learned a maamar before? The reason we do mitzvos is not for schar rather, to make a dira b’tachtonim. And women can and should contribute to that dira.

to #16
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to #16

youre right they should. and they do by doing what torahs says, not how you feel

Obvious & unfortunate
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Obvious & unfortunate

Torah is predjudiced against woman. Any attempt to sugar coated will fail. The more frum the people are, the less they
are open to woman’s empowerment. Woman are not allowed to sit or talk in front of man…. man are all saints,…ridicules!!
Woman are only good to be at home…this must change

God is Great!
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God is Great!

Please pick up this book by Rabbi S Polter; an excellent thesis on this very issue, much better than this. The book in general is quite awesome, but specifically as it relates to this issue, is golden.

To #20 Torah is not against women, You are making phony claims.
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To #20 Torah is not against women, You are making phony claims.

Torah does not say that women can’t ever talk in front of men, nor does it say all women ate good for is to be at home. Aishes Chiyal song before the meal at just about every Shabbos table talks about women going out and considering fields and buying them. Nor does Torah claim all men are saints. If they were there would be no need for the laws stating men could be beaten for not giving a Gett. Torah is full of examples of men doing evil, like Korach, and Tirbal prince who Pinchus killed, and King Shaul, and… Read more »

#9 Brooooooo
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#9 Brooooooo

He wasn’t talking about Pru Urvo.

He’s referring to the fact that the sole determiner as to whether or not someone is a yid is based on the woman.

C’mon man – You got this!

Limud Torah Lishma for Nashim
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Limud Torah Lishma for Nashim

Any halachic discussion really comes down to three essential questions. Classical Rambam vs. Ramban . . . where is the Oraitha?

A) Is Safek issur rabannan l’kula or l’chumra?
B) Is Safek issur rabannan l’chumra d’oraitha or d’rabannan?
C) Is Safek issur rabannan l’kula d’oraitha or d’rabannan.

If you can answer those three . . .it all makes sense much like choosing your own physician and co-participating in health care decisions, choosing healthy foods and avoiding food allergies or enjoying one’s favorite ice cream flavor on Shabbat.

where is the source for this explanation?
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where is the source for this explanation?

Nice explanation. is this his own, or from some sicha?

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