Aug 9, 2015
What Is Women's Role in Judaism

Bronya Shaffer explains how traditional Jewish ideas compare to modern feminist ideas about the role of women in society.

The unique role of the Jewish woman is described in terms of three archetypical mitzvahs—Shabbat candles, family purity and kosher. How do traditional ideas of Jewish femininity compare to modern feminist ideas about the role of women in society?

Mrs. Bronya Shaffer is a noted lecturer on Jewish women's issues and serves as a personal counselor and mentor for women, couples and adolescents. Mrs. Shaffer, a responder for's Ask the Rabbi service, lives with her ten children in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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well put!
i love it, Bronya
(8/9/2015 9:31:36 PM)
Just beautiful!
(8/9/2015 10:00:28 PM)
Kiddush Hashem. Beautifully spoken. Touch of class.
(8/10/2015 1:21:48 AM)
Thank you
A true CH treasure!
(8/10/2015 9:58:59 PM)
Mrs Shaffer- a true Chassidiste
Over the years, before there were speakers demanding fees, Mrs. Shaffer- knowledgeable, insightful & articulate - was speaking for shluchim, appearing on panels, and being interviewed.
(8/12/2015 12:26:56 AM)
A Fan
A true CHABAD treasure, whose home is a Beis Chabad, and with great wisdom helps so many, across the entire Lubav spectrum.
(8/12/2015 12:47:38 AM)
Another fan
Mrs. Shaffer and her brilliant husband, a'h, were the role models me and my husband needed so desparately. For all her fame she is the epitome of modesty, a true tznua in all her ways and this is shown in her speech and her home and everyting she does, never runs after kovod and never makes someone feel like "I'm better than you". In such strong contrast to so many!
Truly a treasure in our midst!
(8/12/2015 8:53:51 AM)
Marquis Feyler
Judaism is something that permeates every aspect of your life, every thing that you do, from the time you wake up in the morning to the time you go to bed, from what you eat and how you dress to how you conduct business.
(8/30/2015 4:58:05 PM)
To #5:
I agree with what you say. I don't know if you are aware of this, but when someone insisted on paying her she would tell them to make the check out to the Rebbe's office.
May she live and be well and have a happy SWEET new year.
(9/18/2017 6:31:45 AM)
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