For thousands of years, the Jewish family was upheld as a model of virtue and stability. The non-Jews used to look up to us and see us as the pinnacle of what proper family life should be. The divorce rate in Jewish communities was very low, not because divorce was looked down upon, rather because we truly had the secret of family harmony.
Here we are, thousands of years later, and there is great confusion about the inner workings of the Jewish home, particularly in the area of male/female role. There have been so many internal and external sociological changes that our heads are spinning – what is the right way to go? Is there an inherent Jewish structure of family dynamics? Is there an optimal role for each party to fulfill? What do the Jewish sources teach us? And what are the inner secrets behind those sources?
In the Woman’s Role B’Iyun Chabura we will be examining, in depth, the Jewish sources in these areas in order to discover and recover this vital information. Please join us as we delve into:
- The archetype male and female roles in the Torah
- How they blend together
- What happens when the energies are reversed, i.e. the male is more feminine and the woman is more masculine
- How decisions are made
- The domains of the man and the woman
- Who has veto power in each domain
- What to do if you can’t agree
- What to do if one spouse is dysfunctional and not living up to their role
- The place of a rav in all of this
- Have things mystically changed at the end of days?
- What the Zohar has to say about this
- And much more…