Wise Fridays: Shun Authority

“Shemiah said: Shun authority.” Just what does this mean? That a man should not on his own place a crown upon his head. But others may do so.

Avot D’Rabbi Natan 11

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Women in the Bible

In the Bible, women are sometimes portrayed as men's equals and other times, as men's subordinates—or property.

Women in Rabbinic Literature

The rabbis of the Talmud designated specific female roles and activities, and were wary of women's nature, but they also tempered biblical laws that caused hardships for women.

Loving and Fearing God

Should Jews feel one emotion over the other--or both equally?