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** hope you'll understand my english :) ** It seems there's no formal Mitzva or Halakha for making a party in this situation, but something that was formed over the medieval times. A little more about it you can read here: Zeved habat I'd like to add (from the Hebrew Wikipedia of Zeved habat) that the source of the word Zeved (which means present/מתנה) ...


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I'd say "discouraged", not "prohibited." Generally, women should have the Torah background that they need to function. It's the pure, theoretical pursuit of knowledge that gave Chazal pause. I'm told the Seventh Rebbe zt"l felt that some basic exposure to Gemara today is considered material that's needed to function, and therefore allowed and even ...



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