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A Woman's Way
By: Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

A woman's influence is very different from a man's. A man needs to conquer, to vanquish an opponent. Therefore, his victory is often superficial-he may get the other guy to nod his head, but not his heart.

A woman is able to reach inside a man, so he may not even recognize her influence. He feels as though this was his idea all along.

There is still hope for men, since they can learn this method-to a degree- from women. In fact, the woman's power to influence in this way comes from her union with a man, just as the man's power to conquer his space comes from his union with a woman.