Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Following Dinah's Example

''Dinah - Leah's daughter, whom she had borne to Yaakov''  [Vayishlach 34:1]

From Dinah's conduct we can learn that those Jewish women who are blessed with a God-given ability to influence others positively, should make sure to use their talents productively outside the home as well.  Of course, a Jewish woman must always maintain an air of modesty, and even when she is outside the home it should be recognizable in her actions that ''the entire glory of the King's daughter is within'' [Psalms 45:14].

Nevertheless, while retaining the utmost guard in all matters of modesty, it is crucial that Jewish women who are capable of bringing others closer to Judaism, spend time outside the home, utilizing their God-given talents for the sake of Heaven.

Based on Likutei Sichos Lubavitcher Rebbe vol 35

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