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  •  Golda Meir comes to mind as a recent (8+ / 0-)

    example of as very complex Strong Woman with long lasting impact on world and Jewish history.

    In addition I find it very interesting that most of the literature of the resistance in the ghettos during WWII focuses on the women participants / leaders (not sure if this is because they dominated the movements or because they were an anomaly, thus noteworthy - I do know that the courier aspect is because it was easier to "pass" as a woman).

    I never felt, growing up, that the bible (christian version) was inherently sexist - seemed to just show how each person can use his / her strengths as well as how our weaknesses can be overcome and used to better the world too.  However, as an adult there are certain aspects that are hard to reconcile which I tend to solve for the moment with the thought that God will reveal the meaning when it is the right time for me.  Basically, that is how I see the word of God:  that it is ever changing in how the individual interprets it based on the very instant that the verses are read and pondered - what I think it means today is probably different from yesterday and will be tomorrow...... (?)

    (Inter-personal and Intra-personal variance)

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