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May a woman shave her legs on Chol hamoed?

The Shulchan Aruch tell us that one may not shave on Chol Hamoed (Orach Chaim 531:2). Does this prohibition apply to women as well? Is a woman allowed to shave her legs on chol hamoed?
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Does a lady have a Chiuv to eat on Erev Yom Kippur?

Does a lady have a Chiuv to eat on Erev Yom Kippur? The Shaagas Aryeh questions from one side it is a Mitzvas Asei Shehazman Grama and they should be Pottur. However they have a Chiuv to fast on Yom ...
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How is hataras nedarim (annullment of vows) done one behalf of one's wife?

I've heard: Just have her in mind State it outright "this is for my wife too" Today I saw someone do the whole thing in the plural -- "any vow that we vowed .. we hereby regret ..." Any input on ...
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Which communities accept sheitels (wigs) as adequate hair coverings for married women?

Assuming that married women need to cover their hair today (I'm not going into that discussion), which communities accept that a sheitel is considered a covering?
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Kriyah at the Kosel for Women

Do women tear Kriyah at the kosel?
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Women affixing mezuzot

Does halakhah permit a woman to affix a mezuzah?
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Women and writing a Mezuzah

Can a women write a Mezuzah?
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Women and Birchas Hatorah

Why do women have to say Birchas Hatorah they are not commanded to learn Torah as men are?
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The Female N'vios [closed]

Name the females who where also n'vios (prophetesses)?
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Can a man fulfill his obligation by listening to a woman's Birchos HaShachar?

Can a man fulfill his obligation by listening to a woman's Birchos HaShachar (morning blessings)? What about vice-versa? I suppose my question breaks down into three parts: Do women have a lesser ...
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Women and Kriyas Hatorah

Are women responsible to hear Kriyas Hatorah?
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Double head covering for women?

Is there an inyan for women to have a double covering on their head? (Like men do.)
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Is there a problem with women wearing red clothing?

I've heard that red clothing is forbidden for women to wear because it's immodest. Some recent psych research confirmed that men are more attracted to women in red. So that means it's prohibited, ...
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Are women exempt from Tachanun and discouraged from saying it?

My brother heard from someone that she heard that women are exempt from saying Tachanun and therefore discouraged from saying it. Is this so? If so, why? Do you know sources for this? UPDATE: I ...