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Another name for it is Isarusa Dilesato אתערותא דלתתא, An arousal of below. It's when we work hard to achieve an inspiration to connect with and serve Hashem. It's called מים נוקבין mayim nukvin because the giver (Hashem) in chassidus is considered male and the recipient (us) is considered female. Our אתערותא דלתתא can cause an אתערותא דלעילה, also called ...


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The Zohar writes that the Patriarch Yitzchok had the soul of a female. Additionally, the Arizal explained that Michal wore tefillin because she had a male soul. So it seems that souls do have genders, both male and female.


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The Sefer Avnei Yasfei 2:5:anaf 2 writes that its assur based off different sources he brings in the tshuva. He argues on those who allow it who he also brings in the tshuva. (it is worthwhile going through the whole Siman and all the anafim since he answers many kol isha questions which are commonly asked these days) Rav Wosner in Shevet Halevi 3:181 also ...


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Many poskim lean towards permiting it as long as you don't know what she looks like. See shu't Beis Shiarim siman 33, shu't Pri Hasadeh siman 32. Also see Chazon ish siman 15. These maareh mikomos are from She'arim Metzuyanim Bihalacha on maseches Taanis 5b. Also in his supercomentary to Kitzur shulchan Aruch siman 5 s.k. 14. He adds however that having seen ...


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Rambam seems to provide an answer הלכות אסורי ביאה ד,ו: כָּל חַיָּבֵי טְבִילוֹת, טְבִילָתָן בַּיּוֹם: חוּץ מִנִּדָּה וְיוֹלֶדֶת--שֶׁהֲרֵי הוּא אוֹמֵר בַּנִּדָּה "שִׁבְעַת יָמִים תִּהְיֶה בְנִדָּתָהּ" (ויקרא טו,יט), הַשִּׁבְעָה כֻּלָּן בְּנִדָּה וְטוֹבֶלֶת בְּלֵיל שְׁמִינִי; וְכֵן יוֹלֶדֶת זָכָר בְּלֵיל שְׁמִינִי, וְיוֹלֶדֶת נְקֵבָה בְּלֵיל ...


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Rav Ovadia Yosef writes (Yabia Omer 9:108:43) that a woman's voice on the radio is not Kol Isha. He cites in agreement Rs Yosef Shalom Elyashiv and Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik.


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No. A soul is a spiritual entity and has no gender. However according to Kabbalah there are two worlds where souls can come from. A "Masculine" world and a "Feminine" world. The Lubavitcher Rebbe Z"L explains that that the way of a soul from the "masculine side" is to transform the world by being pro-active and outgoing, while the path of the soul ...


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Ha Rav Riskin mentioned the following, in regard to a somewhat different question on women's minyanim. There are some authorities - including my teacher and mentor, Rav Soloveitchik ztz"l - who maintain that since a Sefer Torah cannot become "tamei" (ritually impure), a woman may also read from a Sefer Torah, but without the order of aliyot and berakhot ...


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the shemonei shearim shaar gilgulim (forget exact place) says that if a male soul is reincarnated in a female body, as sometimes happens, then that female cannot have a male child - only female children, as the verse says in parsha tazria "when a woman conceives and bears a male child", and that woman is really a man in a female body. I think he says there ...


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Hacham Yishak Yosef in Yalkut Yosef Moadim Page 74 (or Siman 604, Seif 6 in the Kisur version), says that women are obligated to eat Erev Yom Kippur, because the Pasuk brings the commandment in the form of a negative commandment, i.e. Veinitem.



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