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Rochelle Shoretz

Rochelle Shoretz used her own struggle with breast cancer to create a powerful platform and community to support other Jewish women.

Rochelle Shoretz

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Rochelle Shoretz, founder of Sharsheret, a community of support for Jews affected by breast cancer.
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Rochelle Shoretz, founder of Sharsheret, a community of support for Jews affected by breast cancer.

Courtesy of Sharsheret

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Gabi Cantor at the Western Wall

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Author Gabi Cantor at the Western Wall.
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Author Gabi Cantor at the Western Wall.

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Eliana Gayle-Schneider Plays Piano and Sings

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Author Eliana Gayle-Schneider plays piano and sings.
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Author Eliana Gayle-Schneider plays piano and sings.

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The Wage Gap According to J Law

Film star Jennifer Lawrence took to the blogosphere last week to ask one simple question: “Why do I make less than my male co-stars?” The internet didn’t break like it did when Ellen posted that selfie from last year’s Academy Awards on Twitter, or like when Rebecca Black’s “Friday” hit YouTube, but Lawrence’s post in Lena Dunham’s newsletter, Lenny, has received a great deal of attention on the web. 

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014

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Jennifer Lawrence at 2014 Comicon.
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Jennifer Lawrence at 2014 Comicon.

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Gloria Steinem, 2010, with "My Life On The Road" Cover, 2015

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Composite image of Gloria Steinem at home in New York City, 2010, and the cover of My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (Random House, 2015).
Portrait by Annie Leibovitz/Penguin Random House.
Title spread photography by Marianne Barcellona.
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Composite image of Gloria Steinem at home in New York City, 2010, and the cover of My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (Random House, 2015).

Portrait by Annie Leibovitz/Penguin Random House.

Title spread photography by Marianne Barcellona.

Walking Contradiction

“Judaism and feminism? Aren’t those contradictory?” an elderly Jewish man  remarked to me and fellow blogger Caroline as we left a Saturday morning minyan.

“You’d be surprised,” Caroline tactfully responded.

As he walked away, we turned and looked at each other incredulously. How many people believe that the two are uncombinable?

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