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Pesachim 43: says that women are obligated in the Mitzva of Matza since they are obligated in the prohibition of not eating Chametz. Why do we not say that the reason is since they were part of the Neis of Yetzias Mitzrayim (we were actually redeemed because of the Nashim Zidkoniyos) like we say by Chanuka & Purim?

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We were redeemed because of nashim tzadkaniyot? I thought it had something to do with God, Avraham and a bunch of cut up animals. –  Baal Shemot Tovot Apr 6 '12 at 16:24
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@هه: see Sotah 11b: בשכר נשים צדקניות שהיו באותו הדור נגאלו ישראל ממצרים. (Presumably, had it not been for them, Hashem would have waited the full four hundred years before keeping His promise at the bris bein habesarim.) –  Alex Apr 6 '12 at 19:16
    
@Alex thanks for clarifying. (BTW I wasn't notified of your tag.) –  Baal Shemot Tovot Apr 6 '12 at 19:49
    
Having been tzidkaniyos is not necessarily the reason for their chiyuv in various mitzvos of Pesach. In fact Tosafos on P'sachim 108 hold it is not. But being associated/comorbid with a negative commandment always obligated women in the corresponding positive. –  WAF Apr 6 '12 at 21:25

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IIRC the principle that 'they as well were in the miracle' is a Rabbinic reason for applying Rabbinic commandments to women, not a reason for applying biblical laws.

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That's my impression as well –  Double AA Apr 6 '12 at 16:44
    
I seem to remember that Tos' says that in Megillah but I'll have to research that later. –  Yaakov Kuperman Apr 6 '12 at 16:58
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Indeed - Megillah 4a, ד"ה נשים (and also in Pesachim 108b, ד"ה באותו). –  Alex Apr 6 '12 at 19:19

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