We are responsible to nullify this curse, just as modern technology in agriculture is nullifying the curse of "cursed is the ground for your sake... by the sweat of your brow shall you eat bread." We see how the curse of male dominance was nullified in the loving relationships of all the Jewish Patriarchs and Matriarchs.God tells Abraham: "All that Sarah has said to you, hearken to her voice" (Genesis ). Listen in as our Round Table group discusses forgiveness and how we can be better examples of Christ as we forgive. Judaism teaches that love is making a space within yourself for another and giving of yourself to that other.Only when two people give to each other and help each other within a relationship of mutual respect and inclusiveness can they experience the power and miracle of true love.So how does all this fit with the well known verse in the Torah stating that "He will rule over you" (Genesis ).Is this not the very source and justification for man's dominance over woman?The answer is, "No, on the contrary." The Torah is telling us that this is a curse, not the norm, and not the ideal to strive for.
We've all been hurt by something someone said or did to us. But how many times have we forgiven those people who've hurt us like that?