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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A Woman

My friend sent me this, and I think it's beautiful.

This is from the Talmud:

"Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears.
The woman came out of a man's rib. Not from his feet to be walked on.
Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal.
Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved."

While I don't subscribe to the restrictions of religions, especially patriarchial male-dominated ones, and the coming from the rib thing is pure nonsense, the message here is really, really beautiful and so, so true.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, you wrote this years ago, but I needed to hear this today. Thanks.

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