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More on “shelo asani isha”

A final word on the “shelo asani isha” brakha that appeared on daf 44a, and we discussed in an earlier post.  Both comments on that post argued for the importance of changing the brakha, rather than saying it in an … Continue reading

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Menachot 44a – Women and the Blessing of Shelo Asani Isha

As discussed in the previous post, the sugya that ends the discussion of tzitzit, leaves women out of the conversation.  Not only are women exempt from the mitzvah (although this is debated), but they also do not have the other … Continue reading

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Menachot 43b: Tzitzit – Sin, Mitzvot, and Identity

The Gemara on Menachot 43b-44a records R. Meir’s statement that a person (i.e., a man) must make three blessings every day, “… that God has not made me a non-Jew,” “… that God has not made me a woman,” and … Continue reading

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