Does this reflect a particular spirit of our time, that it is a woman who is expected to be a hero and a savior?
Answer: There were a lot of women throughout history that played leading roles. The first example: Adam and Eve, because of whom the entire history of humanity started unfolding. Then, Abraham’s wife Sarah, the prophetesses that the Torah talks about: Rachel, Leah, Yael, Miriam, Deborah, Hulda, and even Pharaoh’s daughter Batya. We see that the women in the Torah act in no less emphasized way than the men.
Question: What qualities should such a “super-woman” possess?
Answer: The super-woman is the one directing her children and her husband toward the correction of the world, toward the good connection. That is why Abraham was told: “Listen to what Sarah tells you.”
Such a woman has the power of bestowal and love for a friend. A woman understands that this is the only way that the world can exist. She has an even greater ability of overcoming herself than a man does, because she has the power of giving birth.
A man frequently remains a child that only wants to play around. A woman has a much more serious take on life by nature because she is connected with nature’s principles, with the system producing life. That is why women that come to study Kabbalah display a very serious attitude and desire toward correction.
A super-woman is the one that possesses the internal force to overcome a person’s inner nature that is directed at using others for self-benefit and to start treating them as if they were her children, as members of her family. She is ready to give and help in everything, as in the family, instead of receiving egoistically.
Heroism is in stepping out of the borders of her family toward which she feels natural love and relating to the whole world as if they are all her children.
Question: Let’s say a woman starts relating this way to the world. How can she influence others and advance them toward correction?
Answer: A woman has a great influence in the world. As soon as she starts behaving like such a heroine, her abilities become endless. She can turn everyone around her toward love and bestowal.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 6/8/17