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Yerushalmi Challah 12b : Shmuel says that kol of a women is ervah because of the passuk in yirmiyahu 3:9. ט. וְהָיָה מִקֹּל זְנוּתָהּ וַתֶּחֱנַף אֶת הָאָרֶץ וַתִּנְאַף אֶת הָאֶבֶן וְאֶת הָעֵץ: And it was through the voice [lit. lightness] of her harlotry, that she polluted the land, and she committed adultery with the stones and the wood.
The Aruch Hashulchan 38:6 writes that women are patur and if they want to we should protest because of the reason of having a clean body.He brings Elisha from the gemara in shabbas with the story of the Romans and his teffilin turning into kanfei yona ,the point was that Elisha was very careful in being clean while donning teffilin.One has to be in his state ...
Here's a start. The historian Norman Roth, in his Daily Life of the Jews in the Middle Ages, writes about the role of women in Spain (as well as Ashkenazic lands) at that time. On pg. 54, he writes: ...in all Muslim lands, and in Christian as well as Muslim Spain, women had equality with men in all business transactions. This meant that they could ...
According to what it says in SA YD 281:5 and in 16:11 she would be believed.
Hacham Yishak Shalit"A writes (Yalkut Yosef various places) in accordance with that Rama that we should protest women donning Tefilin and Talit.
In terms of halacha, the foremost Ashkenazic rishonim (Rema, following Maharam and Kol Bo, Maharshal and the Levush) ruled that one should protest a woman wearing tefillin (mainly due to cleanliness concerns). However, none of the Sephardic rishonim ruled likewise. Tefillin, like any positive time-bound mitzvah, is theoretically optional if they wish to ...
It's more stringent since according to sefardim women don't (have) to do Mitzvos Ase Shehazman Grama
There is much discussion in Jewish literature about this subject, and there is also a difference between a woman wearing a tallit and tefillin. It is easy to show what the Gemara and the Rema say, but leaving out all of the rishonim and acharonim on the topic would prevent learning where the halakha stands. But here is a start. Regarding tefillin Mishna ...
The Rama's only comment on the matter is in Shulchan Aruch OC 38:3 שו"ע או"ח לח:ג as follows: נשים ועבדים פטורים מתפילין, מפני שהוא מצות עשה שהזמן גרמא. הגה: ואם הנשים רוצין להחמיר על עצמן, מוחין בידם. Women and slave are exempt from donning phylacteries for it is a positive time-bound commandment. Gloss: And if women want to be stringent upon ...
Rabbi Yonason Ben uziel the Targum Yonason on parshas ki teitzei 22:5 explains the passuk of the prohibition of men wearing womens clothing and vice versa that the prohibition includes women wearing tzitzis and teffilin.
A possible answer to your first question is that it's a blessing to each person individually from God. It's not a group blessing. Also the blessing is for each person listening. The blessing is talking to you personally. I asked one of my teachers why the gender is not changed for a girl and he answered me that one should not change it. It's a passuk from ...
In Shulchan Aruch Horav Siman 187 Se'if Katan 39 it says that she has to be Choshesh for Onas Hachodesh (meaning the day of the month). As far as Haflogo she would have to see a second time Macmas Tashmish to create a Haflogo (but she does not count the Haflogo from the last regular ראייה to the first time she sees Macmas Tashmish -he explains at length why ...
There is no straightforward halachic preference in this case. Either the wife, the husband, an intermediary or even no one (ie. leaving the cloth in a mailbox with your name on it) may ask. Each community and Rabbi has established protocols and practices which should be followed. I recommend that each person consult their local Niddah Posek as to how he ...
When I got married I was told by my Rabbi who gave me a Choson Shmeus that it is the husbands responsibility. I have no idea what you are talking about when you say "The man often wants to know why, which they are usually reluctant to tell him". I never asked why on a Psak and if I did my Rav would not hesitate to explain. You say "The man often asks is ...
It is not a Biblically accurate concept. Ask a Rabbi and they will tell you it is in Torah. It may be something pointing to Matrilineal Descent, but lets face it. In the Torah Jews relied on Patrilineal descent before and after the book of Ezra, but I believe it came to be around the destruction of the second temple when Roman soldiers raped Jewish woman ...
I believe the last Tosfos on Gittin 41a answers your question.
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