Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. It appears here and elsewhere that there was some controversy regarding a woman's duty to reproduce and related challenges of female sexuality. Why should it make sense not to obligate women to reproduce? Is there an argument for making reproduction an equal duty that makes sense to you?
2. Note: Rabbi jose ben Zimra uses the written from of "subdue" in the singular to refer not to subduing the earth but in relation to the phrase earlier "be fruitful and multiply." Rabbi Yohanan ben Beroka instead sees both sexes as obligated to reproduce but that husbands are called upon to subdue their wives desire in order to prevent them from looking for satisfaction elsewhere. In either case females, like the earth need to be subdued by men. What about female sexuality do you think challenges men even today?