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orthodox jewish culture considers "women as sinful by nature"[57] and that"woman is dangerous not only because she lacks virtue but because she excites in man a desire that is stronger than his power and discretion." [58]

jewish culture is masculine and woman therein is just secondary and officially marginalized. in such a culture, man thanks allah daily for not "creating him a woman" while the woman praises the lord who "created her according to his providence."[59]the following supplication is mentioned in (menahoth 43b-44a):

"the jewish man is obligated to recite this prayer on a daily basis: praise be to allah because he has not made me a polytheist, a woman or a slave." rachel adler indicates that this prayer is directed to the "hated female body which men thank allah daily that they do not have it." [60]

the conservative jewish movement has been trying to hide these belittling references to women through adopting semantic change: "instead of thanking the lord for not creating him a woman, the new prayer avoid holding the disgusting comparison for thanking the lord for creating him a man." [61]

 

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[57] zborowski, mark. herzog, elizabeth. life is with people: the culture of the shtetl. schocken books, ny, 1952, 1967., p. 133

[58] zborowski, mark. herzog, elizabeth. life is with people: the culture of the shtetl. schocken books, ny, 1952, 1967. 134

[59] zborowski, mark. herzog, elizabeth. life is with people: the culture of the shtetl. schocken books, ny, 1952, 1967., p.135

[60] adler, bill. inside publishing. the bobbs-merrill company, inc., indianapolis/new york, 1982, p. 15

[61] danzger, m. herbert. returning to tradition: the contemporary revival of orthodox judaism. yaleuniversitypress, new havenand london, 1989., p. 291




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