JEWISH WOMEN, AND OUR COMMUNITIES AS A WHOLE, NEED GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF HALACHOT PERTAINING TO WOMEN.
Halacha is a guide for living, rich in nuance and alive to its adherents. It is responsive to religious intuitions and spiritual aspirations. It is much more than a black or white bottom line. Deracheha presents Halacha accurately and respectfully, in a woman’s voice. We explore a range of halachic opinion, leaving room for each reader to find her (or his) place within Halacha.
What is the principle of af hen hayu be-oto ha-nes? When and how does it obligate women in mitzvot?
Check out this sheet for a greater understanding of the sources related to women and the miracles that "they, too, were part of."
Must all Jewish women fast on the minor fast days? What if a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding? Postpartum or after pregnancy loss?
Check out this sheet for a greater understanding of the sources related to exemptions from minor fasts.