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Prayer-Men say I am glad I wasnt created a woman

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Rabbi Gideon Weitzman

Iyyar 27, 5769
Question
Hello: I would like to know why men say this prayer. What is the background and what does it exactly mean. Some view it as negative. I do not. Would appreciate your opinion. THanks, Jacqueline
Answer
Shalom U'verachah, Since it is not easy to be a woman and she is exempt from some of the mitzvot we are thanking God for giving us these mitzvot, whereas women praise God for making them as they are without the need for these specific mitzvot. Kol Tuv
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