Mikveh - Why?-
Why are a man and woman prohibited from sexual relations during her menstruation? Does Judaism consider women somehow “unclean”? And if a woman always has to go to mikveh, when does the couple...More
Why is a husband prohibited from sexual relations with his wife during her menstruation? Doesn't this reduce the ability of a man and woman to connect through the deeper intimate aspect of marriage? And...More
Why can't women sing in front of men? And further - why is there a double-standard whereby women can listen to men singing? Shouldn't we have the same law for men and women?
Last week I had a business meeting with an Orthodox Jewish woman and she politely declined to shake my hand. What is the reason for this?
Why No Jewish Burqa?-
With all the attention given by the media recently to the Arab mode of dress, I was wondering why, in fact, orthodox Jewish women aren't dressed similar to Arab women with a burqa or niqab robe that...More
Is it true that Rashi's daughters wore Tefillin? If so, what is the source? Why could those women wear them and other women not?
Tallit - Women-
On the issue of women wearing a tallit, I understand that women don't generally wear them because they are not required to attend synagogue services 3 times a day. But is there a law forbidding this?
I grew up in the era of feminism, and while I am thrilled at the vistas of opportunity it opened up for me and so many others, I have grown somewhat disenchanted after having seen so much negative...More
Someone recently showed me a copy of "Lillith," a Jewish feminist magazine. Is the name Lillith mentioned in the classical Jewish texts?More
I am 19 weeks pregnant and just received results from an amniocentesis test that the fetus has Downs Syndrome and is mentally retarded. I would like to abort the fetus.
What is the Jewish law on aborting...More