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Is is permissible according to Jewish law, tradition or custom for a woman to study the Kabbalah (given that she meets all other qualifications and requirements or those also imposed on men)?

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kabbala is the ultimate Torah shebal peh since it is only handed down through Rebbi talmid even today unlike other oral Torah which is written down. Many hold that women should not learn oral Torah unless it pertains to them,so I would assume that kabbalah would certainty fit into that category. – sam Aug 13 '14 at 0:29
Who is "many"? Is there Torah, Talmud etc. to this effect or is it just the opinion of individuals? Are these many saying that unlike men, women are unable to absorb or understand anything that does not relate to them personally because it is too abstract? Isn't the ultimate Torah shebal peh that which G_d not Rebbi hands down directly to man... or woman? – user6860 Aug 14 '14 at 8:37
Related:… – Yishai Nov 17 '14 at 18:24

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