This Week in History
“All of the people are equal under the law and there shall be no discrimination in political, economic or social relations because of race, creed, sex, social status or family origin.”
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This Week: October 24 - October 30
The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) faculty senate voted to allow women admission to the JTS Rabbinical School.
"Colonel Kades said, 'Miss Sirota has her heart set on the women's rights clause, so why don't we pass it?'"
Fania Mindell, Margaret Sanger, and Ethel Byrne opened the first birth control clinic in the United States in Brooklyn in 1916.
Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers put her boxing trivia to the test and came away with $64,000.
Judith R. Shapiro was inaugurated as president of Barnard College.
The Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act introduced by Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky became law.
Anna Rosenberg became the first woman to receive the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the United States.
After trading New York City for Northern Israel’s Jezreel Valley, Lindheim became an ardent proponent of the kibbutz movement.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: October 24 – October 30." (Viewed on October 26, 2016) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.