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Friday, October 28, 2005

Why Was Woman Created?

So that man wouldn't think he's god on earth. :)

[Lo Tov L'Ish L'heyot Levado- Rashi]


  • Why was man created?

    To rule over women. ;-)

    [Vehu Yimshal Bach]

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:22 AM, October 30, 2005  

  • Nope, that's part of the curse.

    A better arguement is Adam l'amal yulad. but that doesn't let you have any superiority

    By Blogger Masmida, at 10:27 AM, October 30, 2005  

  • It does give men the superiority that they formulate the Halacha and have a chiyuv of Limud Hatorah.

    [aside] Whatever the reason, curse or not, it feels great to rule over the Almighty Woman. At least we have one thing up over them. :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:33 PM, October 30, 2005  

  • Please recall that part of the reason why chava ate from the etz ha'daat is because adam decided to be more machmir and extend the prohibition to touching the tree as well, without telling chava.

    when sheva brachot are made that mention 'yitzercha b'gan eden m'kedem' predating that curse and therefore that aspect of male/female relationships.

    By Blogger Masmida, at 4:42 PM, October 30, 2005  

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    By Blogger EN, at 11:14 AM, October 31, 2005  

  • So what you are saying, in other words, is that men are stupid halacha makers? Tsk. Tsk. There was good reason not to tell the woman the reason, she would have rationalized that just as God didn't say explicitly not to touch that he also didn't tell them not to eat from it.

    I like that vort. It explains a lot of things. Do you know who said it?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:15 AM, October 31, 2005  

  • nooooo.
    because G-d did say 'don't eat from it', He did Not say 'don't touch it.'
    So if we say, "alright, we can't eat from it but to avoid mistakes we going to be careful not to even touch it" that's clear, two distinct, unequal prohibitions.
    If both prohibitions are considered one and the same, like it seems chava understood them to be, then if one part is invalid, then the whole is invalid.

    By Blogger Masmida, at 12:07 PM, October 31, 2005  

  • Hey! Why did you turn off anonymous comments? I was enjoying my anonymity.
    What was Chava doing by the tree if her husband told her not to be next to it? And why was she talking to the snake which gave him a chance to push her against the tree and then caused her to rationalize that her husband lied about eating from it because "one prt" of the prohibition didn't provide the immediate result of death? Why didn't she go and tell her husband he lied to her instaed of taking matters into her own hand? Isn't that a breach of trust in a marriage? If you have a problem with a spouse you should confront him with the truth, not take revenge.

    By Blogger EN, at 9:32 PM, October 31, 2005  

  • That's why its a sin.
    and that's chava's curse is what it is
    and that's even why isha is renamed chava [take a look at the malbim on 3:20]

    but nashim tzedkaniot are exempt from that b/c presumably they've corrected chava's sin inside themselves

    By Blogger Masmida, at 8:03 PM, November 01, 2005  

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