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Women's quest for external power has left a frightening vacuum in Western society in the area of moral training, where women formerly held sway. Rampant crime, child abuse, kidnapping, and the dramatic rise in violence against women are symptoms of a society gone amok, where many people have no concept of right and wrong, of honesty, fairness, compassion or self-control.

Today's internal decadence is eroding the quality of life in America as fast as external political and technological advantages are improving it.

Clearly, the lot of women cannot be improved by political and financial progress if the inner dimension of society -- its morals and compassion -- is neglected by the very people who have traditionally been made its custodians: women.

A typical male analysis of such political problems customarily blames them on external factors, e.g., low income families in impoverished neighborhoods inevitably leads to a high rate of violent crime, substance abuse, etc.

If this were true, then Jerusalem's religious neighborhood of Mea Shearim, which has one of the highest poverty rates in Israel and where families typically number seven to ten children in a three-room flat, should be a hotbed of violent crime. Instead, Mea Shearim has virtually no violent crime and very little substance abuse, this despite the total absence of policemen on its streets.

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Thus, defined Judaically, the issue is not whether women should or should not have power, but rather on the kind of power on which they should concentrate, both for their individual development as well as for the good of the whole society.

Tziporah Heller, Aish.com 5 Comments [2/17/2017 5:23:10 PM]
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Kanna

Are you saying that if we lock women up and keep them in their home neighborhood, they'll be safer? So what is their crime when they get assaulted, they're guilty of actually being out of their homes? So it's not really the fault of the man that commits violence upon them?

Safety is only one factor of living a full life.

2/17/2017 7:04:40 PM

Anon-e-moose

Judeo-Christianity. Protestantism. The modern basis of such is the Church of England:



Guess who's the head of that Judeo-Christian religion, Tzip-it.com. [/Dr. Evil]

And as Britain - certainly the C-of-E - is still here, you can therefore 'Zip-it.com'.

2/17/2017 8:06:21 PM

Skide

Oh, I get it... So each generation we must sacrifice in perpetuum simply so the less developed males won`t have to learn to guide their own spawn to maturity(yet apparently get to breed). Your mentality is holding my entire sex backwards and in position where we can never be fully realised adult terrans because we always have to be support system for someone else`s freedom. Cute notion but no and no because it harms all parties involved.

2/18/2017 3:23:23 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

Women's quest for external power has left a frightening vacuum in Western society in the area of moral training, where women formerly held sway.

Ever heard about that new thing called "education"? Also, I HATE it when sexists leave out the father - I certainly intend to take an active role in raising my children when the time finally arrives.

Rampant crime, child abuse, kidnapping, and the dramatic rise in violence against women are symptoms of a society gone amok, where many people have no concept of right and wrong, of honesty, fairness, compassion or self-control.

Given the current occupant of the White House, I can hardly disagree. However, you are utterly wrong about the reasons.

A typical male analysis

Postmodernism becomes no less stupid when used by fundamentalists. The opposite, actually.

If this were true, then Jerusalem's religious neighborhood of Mea Shearim, which has one of the highest poverty rates in Israel and where families typically number seven to ten children in a three-room flat, should be a hotbed of violent crime. Instead, Mea Shearim has virtually no violent crime and very little substance abuse, this despite the total absence of policemen on its streets.

Probably, all those vices are still there, only better concealed, and the populace sticks to itself even when it comes to justice, so most crimes never reach the secular authorities.

Thus, defined Judaically, the issue is not whether women should or should not have power, but rather on the kind of power on which they should concentrate, both for their individual development as well as for the good of the whole society.

Am I the only one who has no idea how the rest of the sentence pertains to Judaism specifically?

2/18/2017 6:10:37 AM

Frogflayer

a frightening vacuum


the kind of power on which they should concentrate


In other words the power to turn this on


2/21/2017 5:03:23 AM

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