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The ר״ן in פסחים on 30b says that we only say that women are lazy if there is no definite איסור, but if there is definitely an איסור (for instance, the removal of גיד הנשה) they are believed.


The Aruch Hashulchan in siman 437 siff 7 writes that nowadays women are bodek even better than men and dig after a miniscule amount of chametz and wash and clean every place. Another point is to define what chazzal meant by women are atzlanios by citing one of the medrashim that uses the same terminology. See in Devarim Rabba Parsha 6 (#11) that prooves ...


On the story in Bava Basra 73b (towards the bottom of that page), another story is told about "that taya," where he served as a guide to Rabbah bar bar Channa in the desert. JD Eisenstein writes on that story that the taya is a philosopher, or as some aver, the prophet Elijah, who plays so many roles in the destiny of Jewry. Note: in the introduction ...

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