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Why are women invalid as Halachic witnesses?

Why are women Pasul leEidus ? Does this still apply?
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When can you count ladies towards a Minyan?

I've heard that there are situations in which one can count the ladies towards a Minyan. Is that true? Which situations?
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Understanding "The Bruriah Incident"

Masecheth 'Avodah Zarah (18b) cryptically mentions "מעשה דברוריה" - "The Beruriah Incident" - as a reason R' Meir fled to Bavel. Rashi (ad loc) explains that R' Meir was teasing his wife (the noted ...
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What was the Lubavitcher Rebbe's position on women's gemara study?

It is my understanding that women's gemara study is rabbinically prohibited. However, I keep hearing that the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt"l had an interesting, perhaps liberal position regarding women's ...
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In how many of the 613 mitzvot are women obligated?

Women are exempt from some of the 613 mitzvot. How many of the 613 mitzvot apply to women? Is there a list (or lists)? Online? (To clarify: Ignore other factors, such as geographic location; include ...
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Is there a constant Mitzvah for women?

Is there a constant mitzvah for women in Judaism such as there is for men(i.e. torah learning)? Thanks!
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Source for women being on higher spiritual level?

What is the source for the concept that women are on a higher spiritual level to start than men?
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Does Judasim Consider Pioneers Inferior [closed]

According to Orthodox Judaism, pioneers may not marry kohanim, as stated in Yevamot (2:4): איסור קדושה אלמנה לכהן גדול גרושה וחלוצה לכהן הדיוט A prohibition [stemming from a need to be] holy includes ...
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What does the Torah teach about "non-traditional" gender roles? [closed]

Due to a chromosomal abnormality, and its effects on my body, I do not fit into a traditional binary gender class. I have therefore taken to calling myself transgendered, as it's much easier than ...
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Why are public sacrifices always male but personal ones are not? [duplicate]

In T'murah 2:1, the Mishna says: קרבנות היחיד נוהגין בזכרים ובנקבות, וקרבנות הציבור אינן נוהגין אלא בזכרים. Personal sacrifices can be male or female, but public sacrifices are always male. (my ...