The role of women in Judaism is determined by the Hebrew Bible, the Oral Law (the corpus of rabbinic literature), by custom, and by non-religious cultural factors. Although the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic literature mention various female role models, religious law treats women differently in various circumstances.
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“In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass,
I find letters from God dropt in the street, and every one is signd by Gods name.
And I leave them where they are, for I know that wheresoeer I go,
Others will punctually come for ever and ever.”
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