Monday, August 6, 2012

Women, Men and Maturity


"What motivated R' Yehudah haNassi to say that women mature faster than men?

"The Torah says: 'And Gd built [VaYiven - ויבן] the side He had taken from the man, [creating Eve].' This teaches that Gd placed greater understanding [Binah - בינה] in Woman than in Man."

(Talmud, Niddah 45b)

Note: The association between VaYiven and Binah is based on the fact that VaYiven, "And Gd built," is an odd verb to use for forming a person; in contrast, the verb used regarding the formation of Adam is VaYitzer, "And Gd formed."

Have a great day,

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