1. Importance of an assembly of Jews; special significance to gathering of Jewish women and girls; woman’s mission to build home requires special wisdom — “the Holy One, blessed be He, gave women more understanding than men”; above applies particularly to preparatory period before Mat tan Torah, when women preceded the men.
2. Today’s portion of Rambam — mitzvah to write a Sefer Torah; relevance of above to women; relationship between men and women in Judaism.
3. Lesson from conclusion of today’s portion of Rambam — “Whoever honors the Torah, his body will be honored by creatures.”