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 – Monthly Loss of Life - I was learning with a friend, and we were bothered why God created women in such a way that every month her potential to create life is lost. A man may not waste his seed and cause such potential life to... More »
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Modesty

Body Piercing - Everybody in my high school is getting their body parts pierced. I think some of the piercing is attractive – like multiple earrings or the navel. But some of them are gross – studs in the... More »
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 »
Men's and Women's Clothing - I was in a vintage clothing store and saw a great shirt that looked comfortable. I was about to buy it and the salesperson said, "Is this for you? You know, this is a woman's blouse." I was... More »
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Hair Covering

Shaved Heads - Why do orthodox women shave their hair? More »
Why Married Women Cover Their Hair - Why must married women cover 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 »
Tefillin - Women - Why have women not traditionally worn tefillin? Can I do so if I desire? More »
Women - Torah Reading - I am curious why women are not called for an aliyah to the Torah on the same basis as men. Are women barred from reading from the Torah? Is the reason rooted in halacha or is it just... tradition? More »

Misc. Issues

Divorcee – Husband’s Customs - I am divorced now. Do I still have to follow the customs of my ex-husband – such as not eating out on Passover? More »
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 »
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