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Given that this is totally fictional, it is really not a valid question. However, on a theoretical level, this would classify as "elective surgery" for a forbidden purpose and should be forbidden. It would (at least) be considered the same as a "body transplant" for the sake of vanity (at least) or for performing prohibited acts. At the very least it would ...


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From a Biblical standpoint (ie, in the times of Tanach, but not necessarily today), the rapist was required to marry the girl he raped, should she wish to do so. Deuteronomy 22 28 If a man comes upon a virgin who is not engaged and he seizes her and lies with her, and they are discovered, 29 the man who lay with her shall pay the girl’s father fifty ...


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"One must make the blessings 'that I was not made a Non-Jew', 'that I was not made a slave', and 'that I was not made a woman', for each one has an additional praise. First one says 'that I was not made a Non-Jew' who is not obligated in the commandments at all, and after that '...slave' who is obligated in some commandments, and after that '...woman' who is ...


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As Clint already mentioned, the obligation to bring doves applies to a Zava - one who bleeds between the expected times of her period (to oversimplify). So most women never had this obligation. Another missing piece is that the woman does not have to bring the doves immediately - she can accumulate the obligations and bring them all together. As long as ...


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The שלמי חגיגה in 6:(4) (starting on page 30) has 2 long pieces discussing this – and from what I understand, women and Eved Knani are incidentally similar in their obligations. (Not completely incidental, as their dispensations have the same source: both the Eved Knani and the Married Woman have another Boss besides for the Torah. He discusses that too.) ...


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I once asked this question. The part about the korban offering only refers to more unusual zaavaah flow rather than the typical niddah flow. I, like you have done now, once understood the last paragraph about the korban to pertain to both of the previous two paragraphs about niddah and zaavah rather than just the penultimate zaavah paragraph.


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I've heard that if you were to say: "thanks G-d, you made me a man!" would imply "now I'm a man! -- i.e. dignified, important, everything I'm supposed to be -- and many/most of us aren't there yet. G-d says that He intends to create humanity in His likeness. The Sforno says that it's up to us to determine how G-d-like we will be.


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As sam alludes, the Talmud (Eruvin 17b) concludes that it is better for a person if he was not created. Therefore, the sages did not want to establish a blessing thanking Hashem for creating a person, so it is phrased in the negative. Even though we say a blessing on bad things just as much as positive (Mishna Brachos 9:5), however here the point is to ...


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I am basing this off of a tape I heard from R' Dovid Orlofsky - he did not cite his source, but a close student of his told me that a lot of what he says is from HaRav Moshe Shapiro. If we would say "thank you for making me a Jew" in the positive, it would put a certain focus on us as filling that role, as if we were living up to everything that that ...


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The Brachos of "shLo asani Goy, Eved, and Ishah " are one group and we are thanking Hashem for obligating us in Mitzvot as each one has more obligations than the other. It has nothing to do with thanking Hashem for creating them the gender they were born as. So the bracha is "Thank you Hashem for making me obligated in even time bound Mitzvot" and not ...


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If you look into the morning brachos (prayes) it first says: 1) Thanks for not making me gentile. 2) Thanks for not making servant. 3) Thanks for not making me woman (for men). So it is progressive statement of what the person is not. That is because a Jewish man has much more obligations towards God than a Jewish woman. Both have much more obligations ...


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Source: Kidushin Daf 7a (and again in 41a): דהא איתתא ניחא לה בכל דהו כדריש לקיש דאמר ריש לקיש טב למיתב טן דו מלמיתב ארמלו Since a woman is happy to marry anybody, in accordance with Reish Lakish who said: A [woman] prefers to be "a couple" rather than being single.


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As far as the main issue brought up in the question, "while the poor woman just stands there, not knowing what to do with her outstretched arm.”, before I say anything to the woman, I wave my hand in a downward motion towards their hand. This always accomplishes my main objective to have the woman retract her hand. This works without fail as any person will ...



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