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Historically, there were many wome who studied Torah. Currently, we have women who teach Torah, and Rabbi Avi Weiss has given some women the title "Rabbanit". Women are allowed to be mashgichot (kosher supervisors), so, I assume that they are learning some parts of Yoreh De'ah to know what to do. I am citing these as examples of what appears to be a ...


Women can lean definitely Pirkei Avot & Shulchan Aruch (why not?). On the contrary - women are obligated to know their halachic obligations and there is no other way for that other than studying Torah.


Like almost any good question in Judaism, there are a variety of opinions. I'll present a few here. In this case, though, I believe that the answers are not necessarily mutually exclusive: at the end of the day, everyone would agree to some extent that all of the following are noble motivations. As the Ben Ish Hai says in the beginning of Parshas Naso (2nd ...

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