Three questions I received on women’s roles and tasks:
Question: At one of the lessons, you said that a woman has to reach the quality of “bestowal for the sake of bestowal,” while a man needs to reach the quality of “reception for the sake of bestowal.” Does this mean that a woman cannot ascend higher than the degree of “bestowal for the sake of bestowal”?
My Answer: She can, but only by helping the men.
Question: You said that only the men have to reach the degree of “love your neighbor as yourself,” through the group. So what are we, the women of Bnei Baruch, trying to achieve?
My Answer: You have to support the men in accomplishing this task. This is how you will receive your entire correction. As we are told in regard to the Torah’s reception: the men have to achieve a “Mutual Guarantee,” and the women have to help them.
Question: Am I correct in my understanding that the women’s task is to direct and help the men come out of the animate egoism? And maybe men will then see us, the women, differently also?
My Answer: Definitely! The female part of humanity actually directs the male part.