25 June 2014

Why Must This Be So?

There is in the news two provocative situations where women married to men that are now in either a vegetative or brain-dead medical status are seeking a divorce so they can begin new lives or be free to remarry, and the Rabbis for and the Rabbis against issuing divorce rulings are fighting it out as one may know them to do so brings me to ask . . .

Why must there be so much contention, fighting and negativity surrounding anything involving girls and women (single or maried), whether involving education, praying, volunteering for inclusion in the defense of our country, or seeking the end to an otherwise dead marriage union? 

Why isn't this situation concerning females (not including divorce) left to be determined by the parents and the Jewish religious group that one belongs to (not including divorce), and not a universal dogma applied to ALL females. 

Each Jewish individual upon reaching halachic adulthood (12 for females and 13 for males) has an obligation to be true to their conscience (and that pintele yid buried within) which includes the 613 laws that were given them by G-d. Even observing the 613 laws is up to the individual, which I agree is the right and righteous thing to do.

And so the fight goes on . . .




5 comments:

Neshama said...

UPDATE:

"Shas Embarrassed: After the supporters of higher education in the haredi sector rushed to present letters showing that the movement's late spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, had in fact encouraged women to study, Rabbi Cohen issued an amended statement saying that it is permitted, under certain conditions."

This may characterize future unnecessary edicts!

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