He had been expelled from Spain in 1492, and made the unfortunate choice of fleeing to Portugal, where he was persecuted and saw his two sons forcibly baptized and taken from him.He buried his manuscripts to save them from confiscation and destruction.Women's quest for external power has left a frightening vacuum in Western society in the area of moral training, where women formerly held sway.Rampant crime, child abuse, kidnapping, and the dramatic rise in violence against women are symptoms of a society gone amok, where many people have no concept of right and wrong, of honesty, fairness, compassion or self-control.The Talmud tells us that even Moses was demoted when the Israelites sinned, because his greatness was in part for their sake, because they depended on him (Berachos 32a).The Baal Shem Tov explained that a leader is like someone who can reach a high place only because he is standing on the shoulders of others.But the feminist movement has failed to recognize another, more subtle form of power: internal power -- the ability to affect other people's ethics and values.
By following this text, we are "praising God" in a way considered a proper format, and not an "improper finite" praise.
Men clearly controlled (and still control) the reins of power in the political, financial and judicial spheres, which determine most of the obvious facets of personal and societal existence.
Thus, a primary goal of the women's movement has been to demand a share in this power through equal pay and equal employment opportunities.
What does traditional Judaism say about this trade-off?
Tziporah Heller, a popular Torah teacher in Jerusalem, writes: The feminist movement stemmed from women feeling disempowered.