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    • Dvora
    • 25.10.12 | 06:54 (IST)

    There are so many misguided men. There is no mitzvah of obligation to wear a tallit for men. Reb Moshe Feinstein said that women who want to wear a tallit for spiritual reasons may wear one provided it is distinctly feminine. I don't think God created women to be baby machines or to cater to the whims of men. Quite honestly you see authentic Judaism as something that is stagnant and doesn't grow with the times. But the Torah did grow with the times. Now orthodox men are simply afraid of losing control. There is a school in NYC that teaches orthodox women everything they need to be rabbis- however they are hired for similar jobs in synagogues. They can give pasuk to women. The orthodox world is changing. They just move like snails. Women who are orthodox are patient. Those of us who aren't -we lost patience a long time ago. Women who are committed to their Judaism are not relegated to their homes. They are also doctors and lawyers and other professionals. Do you continue to believe that they will fall for the nonsense the orthodox continue to feed women? Rashi's daughters put on Tefillin. There were others who tied tzit tzit to the four cornered garments of their household. The prophet Dvora and then the famous woman who taught men Talmud from behind a curtain. Men were the ones that argued these laws in the oral law. Women's voices weren't heard. They made the decisions about how women should act and how women's minds worked from a man's perspective. Women didn't have options in those days-but they do now and women now have a voice and Anat and the women of the wall should keep doing what they are doing because its time to empower women. The time has come. Accept it. WE ARE WOMEN WE ARE STRONG

    from the article: Women who libel Israel
    First published 11:58 24.10.12 | Last updated 11:58 24.10.12
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