Question: Are there any differences between men and women in regard to Kabbalistic materials, sources? What can and should women read and what should men read?
Answer: Both can and should read absolutely everything. However, for men, this is a daily duty, and for women, it depends on their free time.
As for the spiritual path and attainment of the Creator, for men it again is a duty, and for women, it is at will according to their possibilities.
Question: Are there any limitations with regard to sources?
Answer: Of course. Absolutely everything.
Question: Is the work in the ten required for both women and men?
Answer: Yes. However, a woman is free from these commandments, which are performed according to time; that is, she does not have to run to the lesson at three o’clock in the morning. If she needs and if her workload at work and at home allows, she can listen to it at any time. However, for men it is a duty.
Question: What about the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah?
Answer: It is the duty of both men and women to disseminate, and women should do it no less than men because it is connected with her function of giving birth; through her, the correction comes to the world. Therefore, she is tied to dissemination even more than a man.
Question: Must both men and women do the inner analysis, inner work, all kinds of scrutinies?
Answer: All of this is necessary for both. However, a woman does it whenever possible, at a time when she is free, and a man does it as a duty, at certain times, in certain circumstances. There is a clear time frame for men, but not for women. There also are clear instructions about the quantity and quality of work for men, but not for women.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/31/18