Mikveh

Marriage – Older Couple - I’m happy to write that I recently met the woman of my life. After the failed marriage of my younger years, I feel I have at last met my true soul mate! We look forward to marrying in due time. My... More »
Mikveh - Why? - Why are a man and woman prohibited from marital relations during her menstruation? Does Judaism consider women somehow “unclean”? And if a woman always has to go to mikveh, when is the couple... More »
Niddah: Why - Why is a couple prohibited from marital relations during the wife's menstruation? Doesn't this reduce the ability of a man and woman to connect through the deeper aspects of marriage? And isn't this whole... More »

Modesty

Kol Isha - 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? More »
Shaking Hands - 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? More »
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 »

Hair Covering

Shaved Heads - Why do orthodox women shave their hair? More »

Synagogue & Prayer

Women Saying Kaddish - Lately I have been attending a new synagogue and I’ve noticed that the women do not say Kaddish. My father’s yahrtzeit is coming up and this has me wondering about the reason for this. ... More »
“Who Did Not Make Me a Woman” - I was born the oldest daughter of a mostly secular Jewish family and became observant in my early adulthood. I love everything about Judaism and my new life. However, to this day I am bothered by the... More »

Obligations & Exemptions

Rashi's Daughters - 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? More »
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? ... More »
Tefillin - Women - Why have women not traditionally worn tefillin? Can I do so if I desire? More »
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Misc. Issues

Feminism - 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 »
Lillith - Someone recently showed me a copy of "Lillith," a Jewish feminist magazine. Is the name Lillith mentioned in the classical Jewish texts? More »
Marital Relations – Mitzvah - What is the Jewish view of intimacy? Is sex just for procreative purposes, or is it all right to have relations with one's spouse for recreation and intimacy? More »
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