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Women's History Month

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Who Was She?

Famous for her 18-inch waist, this actress bathed in milk and champagne and is believed to have died from wearing her corset too tight.

For Women's History Month 2015, JWA is featuring “Great Women You've Never Heard Of”— highlighting some of the bold, brave Jewish women on jwa.org whose stories deserve to be better known.

This Week in History

She Who Dwells Within by Lynn Gottlieb
March 3, 1995
Publication of Lynn Gottlieb's guide to nonsexist Judaism, "She Who Dwells Within."

Blog:
Jewesses with Attitude

February 25, 2015
by Judith Rosenbaum

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Today in 2009, Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus was installed as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis http://t.co/QY82c15qe9
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"As a kid, I kept a piece of paper by the TV so that I could keep a list of everything I wanted my parents to buy" http://t.co/WwOaf2vIMM
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@penguinusa JWA talks to "Panic in a Suitcase" author and new "Power Couples" honoree Yelena Akhtiorskaya! http://t.co/6uXKkb0uUi

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