This Week in History - March 15, 2010

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Are all of you aware of This Week in History, JWA's incredible calendar of events in Jewish women's history? We try to make it as accessible as possible. You can read it on jwa.org, Twitter, Facebook, in a weekly email, on that neat little badge thingie on the side of this page, and many of them are even showing up On the Map. But I have decided to make things even easier for you by posting it each Monday right here on Jewesses with Attitude. Enjoy!

March 15, 1820

The women of Shearith Israel synagogue in New York, led by Richa Levy, established the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society. Read more >>

March 18, 1922

Judith Kaplan (Eisenstein) became the first American Bat Mitzvah. Read more >>

March 19, 1970

Writer and activist Grace Paley was among 182 people arrested in New York City for protesting the Vietnam War draft. Read more >>

March 19, 2009

The U.S. Senate confirmed Elena Kagan as the first woman Solicitor General of the United States. Read more >>

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