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A Woman's Power

The woman sanctifies space and sets the tone in the home.

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Published: April 21, 2012

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Visitor Comments: 19

(15) Chana Yosefa, May 3, 2012 1:14 PM

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?

Lori, I loved your comments, but you misquoted Rabbi Hillel at the end. It is an important difference -- in line with your advice. If the woman doesn't take care of herself, she won't be able to take care of her family, and "if Mom's not happy, no one's happy."

(14) Estistahler, April 30, 2012 3:55 AM

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(13) daniel, April 26, 2012 6:48 PM

well said

i agree 100 % but in order to let youre wife take care of herself you need somthing called mony mony and alot of mony but i wana say somthing else i always encourage my wife to do good things to pemper herself and she does not do anything and it bohers me alot if anybody can help me i would like to heare.

(12) Raphaelle Do Lern Hwei, April 26, 2012 2:59 PM

To care for others, we must care for ourselves

I think this is a timely advice. We must take time to read Scripture, pray and meditate. Learn some skill, so that we can help our families and others. Women tend to be neglected by others, even by their family members. I have been coordinating the care of my elderly father and special needs brother who lives with him. The former was hospitalised from mid February to March for a bone degeneration complaint. My brother went for respite care. The other brother was on call as a medical doctor. They did appreciate this but not easy to get extended familiy's help.

(11) Yisroel Pollack, April 25, 2012 5:25 PM

Speaking Truly

I can heartily agree. I’m a middle-aged man who sits at home alone. I’ve never been married. I can attest to the unbearableness of the emptiness that prevails. The lack of energy, as Mrs Palatnik so aptly puts it, is palpable. The tedium, the listlessness, is beyond unpleasant. It’s excruciating. What’s lacking? Something very simple, yet very essential. A woman in the home. A woman’s touch and a woman’s voice: their absence is what makes everything so bleak. What I’d give to be able to have a woman to care about and in whom to take delight, one with whom to share secrets and a guarded trust. A woman’s presence makes the surroundings pulsate with life. Her being there is more luminous than a thousand watts of light. Yet, try as I may, I find I am unable to persuade a potential prospect to take an interest in me sufficiently strong to bode well for a future together. I’m rejected faster than I can figure out how to ask for a second date. I have no one to blame but myself. Evidently, I haven’t quite learned how to present a persona that will reassure and impress. I’m still stuck in some childish mold, with not I clue as to how properly to extricate myself from its hold. Thank you, Mrs Palatnik, for so instructive and penetrating a perspective on what a woman truly brings into the fold.

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