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A popular line, usually attributed to the Talmud, is "God could not be everywhere at the same time, so He created mothers." I could not find it anywhere in Jewish sources. Besides, God is Ha-Makom -- He IS everywhere.

Does anybody know of a Jewish connection for that line?

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    I’m curious, where did you hear this attributes to the Talmud? I’ve heard it attributed as a “Jewish proverb,” or, more likely, “Rudyard Kipling,” but never the Talmud specifically. – DonielF Jan 27 at 18:39
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    This is not a quote from the Talmud. This is either a heresy or a bad joke. – LN6595 Jan 27 at 18:54
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    Should we infer that mothers can ;) – kouty Jan 27 at 20:01
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    This has received a vote to close as off-topic. While I understand where you’re coming from, the question presupposes that this is, indeed, a Talmudic quote, not just a Jewish one, and as such, I feel it should be left open. – DonielF Jan 28 at 0:13
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    This is a Rudyard Kipling quote not a Talmud reference. The google references that I found did not give the source of the statement so that I am leaving this a comment. – sabbahillel Jan 28 at 1:28

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