Re: Yeshiva Shem V'Ever

Fri, 21 Feb 1997 6:57:18 -0500 (EST)

Tszvi ( wrote:
> At Sinai we were Mushba Umeumad, sworn to oath to uphold the Torah.
> The Avot were not sworn to uphold the Torah (that is why it is a special
> merit for them).

Okay, let me get this straight: the Avot weren't required to perform the
mitzvot found in the Torah so it is a special merit for them that they chose
to do anyway. But when women perform mitzvot such as Torah study that they
are not required to do, the fact that they are not obligated makes the
performance of LESS merit than when a man does it.