At the time of the giving of the Ten Commandments, Moses was instructed, “so should you speak to the house of Jacob (referring to the women) and tell to the house of
A simple explanation, is because the future of any people is primarily in the hands of a mother. The greatest influence in molding any child, and the atmosphere of any home, is in the hands of the woman.
Another more mystical explanation, is that when G-d told only Adam, not to eat from the forbidden fruit and left out Eve, it brought to terrible results, therefore this time, G-d said, I better get the woman involved first, so I don’t repeat the same blunder.
A man and woman represent two essential energies and fundamentals. The male represents the force and energy of giving, initiating the energy. The woman represents the authority in absorbing, evolving and developing this energy and potential.
The power of force, its endurance and staying power is not infinite and will fizzle out, accomplishing nothing worthwhile unless it connects with a receiver, and the opportunity to be nurtured and evolve within a receiving energy. Therefore, the first commandment that was charged to a man without a woman, could ultimately not accomplish anything constructive.
In the books of our sages they draw a simple metaphor from the baking of bread. The man goes out to the field to plow the ground, to plant the seeds, and then transfer over to the woman the wheat which she will grind to flour and makes it edible for people in her house and for the world.
The purpose of the Ten Commandments is to connect the G-dly and the spiritual with the down to earth world we live in. That is why G-d gave Ten Commandments, on two tablets. The first five are directives between man and G-d, and the second pair of five, deal with one person and the other. In total, being G-dly must lead to being ethical and moral in this physical world. As mentioned before, the power of a woman, represents this special quality of bringing it all down to this world.
These two aspects of male and female – giver and recipient, exist in the small world of each individual. The soul is considered the giver, since life is set in motion first from the soul, and the body is the receiver. The ultimate goal is that the soul imbues its energy into the body, so the body can accomplish in a physical sense of spiritual accomplishments.
Feeling spiritual and inspired on its own, and if it remains ethereal, and other worldly is practically worthless. It’s only when one connects the inspiration and draws it down with an actual deed of the body, an act of kindness in this world, that he has produced the results that accomplish the reason he was put here on this physical planet, to make this world a dwelling place for G-dliness, a connection of body and soul, and the male and female energies are activated to interact with each other.