- Anochi HaShem Elokecha- I am HaShem your God (It is beyond the scope of the current discussion to discuss whether it is a mitzvah and what the mitzvah might be)
- Lo Yihiyeh lecha elohim acheirm al pa'nai- do not serve other powers
- Shema Yisrael- God is one in every sense of the term
- V'ahavta- Loving god
- Es HaShem Elokecha tir'eh (Is this the correct citation?)- Fear/Awe of God
- Lo sasuru- Do not stray after forbidden desires
- Women and men will never be ritually equal in halachic Judaism
2. The natural thrust of feminism, the philosophy influencing all this, is to drive towards complete equality
3. Feminism and improvements in women's education have created a situation where many orthodox women want to be more involved in Judaism and want to be "closer to God" (author's note- the quotation marks are there, only because he is quoting from something that was said, not as a way of disparaging this desire), etc.
4. The general philosophy of most rishonim is that the way to be close to God is through the emotional/intellectual mitzvos, of which men AND women are equal in their obligation.
5. I would advise that, in general, for men and women, (4) should be an important educational message (without underwriting the ritual mitzvos).