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Parashat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

Parashat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/parashat_shemot_exodus_11-61_20100105

The Exodus was made possible because of the merits of the righteous women, say our sages. Some interpret this statement as a patronizing approach to women in the spirit of the famous dictum: Behind every great man there is a great woman. But this relegates women to the sidelines and renders them nothing more than hidden tools, helping pave the way for their husband’s success.

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