April 12, 2013 3:19 am at 3:19 am #608965
Is it tznius to read books written by female authors? How is it different from kol isha?April 12, 2013 3:24 am at 3:24 am #947078
yes it is perectly tznius, since when cant women speak what they think? is a womens thoughts so tameh that men cant know what they are now? i do beleive the last time i checked that megilas eshter was written by eshter and mordechaiApril 12, 2013 3:24 am at 3:24 am #947079
I read Megillas Ruth & Esther, although I don’t know if they were authored by Ruth & Esther respectively?
But many of us also read books authored by Rebbetzen Esther Jungreis which are very fine books.April 12, 2013 3:26 am at 3:26 am #947080
How is it different from Jewish companies who don’t hire women? Its the same concept, and all the above are totally tznius.April 12, 2013 3:31 am at 3:31 am #947081
So anyhow, I was walking down the street in Jerusalem in a Sefardi Israeli neighborhood, and I hear music.
I thought it was Martina Mcbride or Katy Perry, which is extremely odd to hear in that neighborhood.
So I listened carefully for a few seconds, and it turned out to be Meydad Tasa.
So I was thinking, if a boy sounds like a women, is it Assur?April 12, 2013 3:32 am at 3:32 am #947082
only if you cover your eyesApril 12, 2013 3:39 am at 3:39 am #947083
Is it tznius to read posts written by female posters? How is it different from kol isha?April 12, 2013 3:44 am at 3:44 am #947084
well lets see,a boy sounding like a woman where have i heard that before…..oh i know ybc,maimi boys, basically the places that kick the boys out when they start to get deeper voices and cant sing high like women,im a female and i dont even listen to these kinds of groups sing cause i know they are imitating women, they get the voices of women without doing anything wrong,but is that right?April 12, 2013 3:50 am at 3:50 am #947085
Audio books are okay if they are read in a male voice, but it’s better to be machmir and cover your eyes as well.April 12, 2013 4:01 am at 4:01 am #947086
Is it tznius to read posts by female members of the CR?April 12, 2013 4:05 am at 4:05 am #947087
is it tznius to read posts by male posters in the cr? afterall, it may lead to a female replying to them chas vechalila!!!!April 12, 2013 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #947088
Is it permissible to learn the halachos of women as is the case in the Magen Avraham OC 263:12(Prisha/Drisha quotes his mother or wife for halacha of candle lighting)?April 12, 2013 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #947089
Sam4: Prisha/Drisha also is the one who says it’s Muttar for women to learn on their own. He says in his Hakdama that his mother was one of his main Rebbeim, I believe.
Until the 1950s or so, etiquette dictated that books written by women and men should be on different bookshelves unless they are directly adjacent to a book written by the author’s spouse.April 12, 2013 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm #947090
Hmmmmm…… I hope I wasnt nichshol the whole shul at my shabbos bar mitzvah when I lained shiras devorah.April 12, 2013 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #947091
Prisha/Drisha also is the one who says it’s Muttar for women to learn on their own.
So is there more of an inyan for women to learn the prisha and drisha over other Torah?
(I once helped a female then-“acquaintance” read a drisha for a report she was writing, but I didn’t have daas for this inyan.)April 12, 2013 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #947092
Sam2: It is interesting to note that in gemarah shabbas 111 the Tosfos on the bottom about sechitah brings the Ri ( 111b at the end )who said he heard from the women about the mesorah of Rabbeinu Tam.April 12, 2013 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #947093
Hmmmmm…… I hope I wasnt nichshol the whole shul at my shabbos bar mitzvah when I lained shiras devorah.
You think you’re Wolf or something?April 14, 2013 3:51 am at 3:51 am #947094
Seriously, Popa???? Is next Purim coming early?April 14, 2013 4:09 am at 4:09 am #947095
Seriously, Popa???? Is next Purim coming early?
It’s always purim in the CR.April 14, 2013 6:12 am at 6:12 am #947096
I’m not sure, but I think reading books by women could lead to mixed dancing.April 14, 2013 6:47 am at 6:47 am #947097
I’m hereby nominating PBA for Troll of the year award.April 14, 2013 7:29 am at 7:29 am #947098
yeah, i also dance when i read/!?April 14, 2013 8:27 am at 8:27 am #947099
no longer need seminaryMember
YOU ARE ALL INSANE! there is no halacha saying any of the above. isnt judaism hard enough without looking for ways to make it harder?
and by the way popa-bar-abba, im female, so dont read this…..April 14, 2013 11:20 am at 11:20 am #947100
Why Popa asked this now is obvious; it has nothing to do with Purim. A book written by a woman cannot be called a Sefer – it is a Sefirah. And that is what we are doing during this period.April 14, 2013 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm #947101
The Kanoi Next DoorMember
It is OK to read books written by somebody who is not male only if all the characters are male, and even then the characters may only discuss things pertaining to fellow males. If the book so much as contains the pronoun “she” (shudder, shudder) it must be burnt.
“since when cant women speak what they think? is a womens thoughts so tameh that men cant know what they are now?”
Of course. Don’t you know that the most basic tenet of Ultra-Orthodoxy is that women are inferior beings who must be completely controlled by men, lest they think for themselves? And that the reason we separate the genders is so that the men are not tainted by the impurity of lesser beings I won’t even deign to mention?
Come on, you have to start reading more blogs.April 15, 2013 4:04 am at 4:04 am #947102
Sam4: The Sh’arim Metzuyanim B’Halachah on the Kitzur brings down a list of such Mekoros. I think he also quotes a Bach and another Rishon or two, but I don’t precisely remember.April 15, 2013 11:17 am at 11:17 am #947103
Now i cant read Louisa May Alcott, George Eliot, or Jane Austen? feh on that.April 16, 2013 2:05 am at 2:05 am #947104
It’s not forbidden to talk to a female. SO why can’t u read a book that a female wrote????April 16, 2013 2:13 am at 2:13 am #947105
It’s not forbidden to talk to a female. SO why can’t u read a book that a female wrote????
Well, is it more like talking or more like singing?April 16, 2013 4:28 am at 4:28 am #947106
Well, is it more like talking or more like singing?
That’s a major ?????. Is ??? ??? a ??? in the ???? Then it’s ?????? ????. But ???? it’s a ??? in the ???, then it’s ?????? ????.
??”?April 16, 2013 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #947108
The bigger question is, why would you want to?April 16, 2013 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #947109
Ayin Ramban parshas shmini and vayetzei where he says that women are so tumeh that you shouldn’t even walk on the dirt they walked on.vihamevin yavin.April 17, 2013 6:50 am at 6:50 am #947110
Rabbi wannabe what’s the source? I wanna look it upApril 17, 2013 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #947112
See Ramban in Vayetzei on the parsha of Rachel sitting on the t’rafim belonging to Lavan and Lavan came in to search for them.
The Ramban is mindboggling but if I recall correctly, he states that it doesnt apply nowadays.April 18, 2013 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm #947113
No, it’s not mutter for males to talk to females just to shmoozeApril 18, 2013 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #947114
It's not forbidden to talk to a female. SO why can't u read a book that a female wrote????
Well, is it more like talking or more like singing?
what the heter to speak? Ayein the gemorah in kedushin whre it is clearly discussing speaking by “kol beisha erva”April 18, 2013 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #947115
see previous post.
Ayein noseh keilim on shulchan aruch who seem to learn that it is singing. Therefore above post was a joke 😉April 18, 2013 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #947116
Mobico 🙂April 18, 2013 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #947117
no it’s an aveirah to listen to music song by a girl or to read a book written by a girl.April 18, 2013 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #947118
its a very simple shailah–since anything women do is asur,we should be machmir as if it’s avodah zarah, and since any avodah zarah by a jew is omayd l’serafah ( must be burned), and we paskin like R’ Shimon that O’mayd L’serafah is k’eluy saref ( it’s as if it’s already burned) so therefore anything a women writes is already like its burned– so therefore you can read it since its halachiclly non-existent.April 18, 2013 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #947119
When printing was new and type (until fairly recently) was hand set, numerous sefarim were type set by women and girls (oi vey) as a cottage industry. Attention to detail and knowledge of the text (gulp, cough, ahem) made them naturals at it. And when life expectancy was 30 to 50, no one noticed the lead poisoning factor.April 18, 2013 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #947120
(You dont have to like it but) the kabbalah sefarim say that the tumah on a woman who is a niddah is extremely powerful. This is the way Hashem made it. It probably has something to do with Chavas aveira.April 19, 2013 2:27 am at 2:27 am #947121
azny- r u legit bc i didn’t know that halacha b4
Ariellah, this is a warning. You need to cut out the text speak on this site.
YW Moderator-127April 19, 2013 2:52 am at 2:52 am #947122
“the kabbalah sefarim say that the tumah on a woman who is a niddah is extremely powerful”
You don’t need kabbalah. It is explicit in the Torah. It isn’t as strong as corpse tumah, though, which we all have today.April 19, 2013 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm #947123
You don’t need kabbalah. It is explicit in the Torah. It isn’t as strong as corpse tumah, though, which we all have today.
+1April 19, 2013 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #947124
Charlie and popa
I was referring to the Ramban and the mystical and hidden aspects of Tumah. Not just the basic laws of assur mutar.April 19, 2013 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #947125
I always make sure that my GPS is set to a male voice 😉April 19, 2013 5:23 pm at 5:23 pm #947126
computerbagels- In Germany GPSs use male voices because men there didn’t like taking directions from a woman… no kidding. You can look it up.
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