My voice has been loud for my entire life and I’ve never been especially good at controlling its volume. What’s more, I have a lot to say. Reading this week’s Torah portion, Matot/Mas’ei, I was reminded of all the times I’ve been told to be quiet. Sometimes those requests were reasonable, like when I was talking too loudly in the back of my classes, but often, I was silenced because our society has left little room for women’s voices.
Matot/Mas’ei discusses the laws for men’s and women’s vows – which according to The Torah: A Women’s Commentary, is “a binding promise to another...Read More
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