Women in Judaism Teresa Ruan Rel 150

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1. The Role of Women in Judaism

1.1. In a Jewish household, the wife and mother is called in Hebrew akeret habayit. This means literally the “mainstay” of the home. It is she who largely determines the character and atmosphere of the entire home.

1.1.1. The role of women in traditional Judaism has been misrepresented or misunderstand through many different media, reports or some articles on internet. in fact, the position of women in halakhah, means Jewish Law, that dates back to the biblical period is in many ways better than the position of women under American civil law as recently as a century ago.

1.2. According to the traditional Judaism, women are endowed with a greater degree of "binah" including intuition, understanding, and intelligence than men. The rabbis inferred this from the fact that woman was "built" (Gen. 2:22) rather than "formed" (Gen. 2:7), and the Hebrew root of "build" has the same consonants as the word "binah." It has been said that the matriarchs (Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah) were superior to the patriarchs in prophecy.

1.2.1. Judaism has believe and continues to maintain that within its religious life men and women have distinct and differentiated roles. On the other hand, as a full participant in a modern and pluralist society, the Jew feels that he must respond to each movement of the moral consciousness of his times. He must welcome every advance, fight against each regression, and do his best to diagnose what he sees as confusion. His history and traditions provide him with a rich resource of moral debate, stretching backwards through the millennia. Equally, they breed in him a reluctance to retreat from a challenge, either from his own or from the wider community.

1.2.2. Women in Judaism have certain roles, specific duties and obligation. For instance, women are obligated to pray Shacharit and Mincha, the morning and afternoon prayers, respectively, when possible.

2. Quick Fact

2.1. In Judaism, G-d means that it is a way of avoiding writing a name of G-d, to avoid the risk of the sin of erasing or defacing the Name. G–d in Judaism demands that a Jewish home. Every Jewish home should have a Jewish character, not only on Shabbat and the holidays, but also on the ordinary weekdays and in “weekday” matters. It must be a Jewish home in every respect.

3. Women’s Right

3.1. Women in Judaism are discouraged from pursuing higher education or religious pursuits but this seems to be primarily because women who engage in such pursuits might neglect their primary duties as wives and mothers. The rabbis are not concerned that women are not spiritual enough; rather they are concerned that women might become too spiritually devoted.

3.2. The rights of women in traditional Judaism are far greater than they were in the rest of Western civilization until the 20th century. Women had the right to buy, sell, and own their property. They could make their own contracts, rights which women in Western countries including America did not have until about 100 years ago. In fact, Proverbs 31:10-31, which is traditionally read at Jewish weddings, speaks repeatedly of business acumen as a trait to be prized in women.

3.3. Women in Judaism have the right to be consulted with regard to their marriage. Marital sex is regarded as the woman's right, and not the man's. Men do not have the right to beat or mistreat their wives, a right that was recognized by law in many Western countries until a few hundred years ago. Traditional Judaism recognizes that forced sexual relations within the context of marriage are rape and are not permitted. On the other side, in many states in the United States today, rape within marriage is still not a crime.

4. Quick Fact

4.1. What is Jewish?

4.1.1. Judaism is not a race because Jewish does not share one common ancestry. For example, Ashkenazi Jews and Sephardic Jews are both "Jewish." However, whereas Ashkenazi Jews often hail from Europe, Sephardic Jews often hail from the Middle East. People of many different races have become Jewish over the centuries.

4.1.2. Judaism is not a race because Jews do not share one common ancestry. For instance, Ashkenazi Jews and Sephardic Jews are both "Jewish." However, whereas Ashkenazi Jews often hail from Europe, Sephardic Jews often hail from the Middle East. People of many different races have become Jewish over the centuries.

5. Women's Education in Judaism

5.1. Jewish women's education is limited. They were taught to read, write, run a household. They were also given some education in religious law that was essential to their daily lives, such as keeping kosher.[23] Both Christian and Jewish girls were educated in the home. Although Christian girls may have had a male or female tutor, most Jewish girls had a female tutor. Higher learning was uncommon for both Christian and Jewish women.

5.2. They were educated enough to help their husband in business Jewish women were engaged in their own occupations as well as helping their husbands.

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7. Quick Fact