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Jeanne Manford, 2001

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Jeanne Manford in 2001.
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Jeanne Manford in 2001.

Courtesy PFLAG National.

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Rabbi Reuven Travis

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Rabbi Reuven Travis, 2013 Twersky Award Finalist.
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Rabbi Reuven Travis, 2013 Twersky Award Finalist.

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How to Practice Tikkun Olam

The world is absurd. The world is romantic. The world is corrupt. The world is beautiful. Which of these ideas, or which amalgamation is most serving to you in the life you want to lead? That’s the question.

Barbra Streisand, 1962

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Actress, singer, film director/producer, and founder of the Streisand Foundation, Barbra Streisand in 1962.

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Actress, singer, film director/producer, and founder of the Streisand Foundation, Barbra Streisand in 1962.

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Out of the Shadow by Rose Cohen

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Rose Cohen's autobiography, Out of the Shadow, was first published in 1918 and documents the experience of a Jewish immigrant family and specifically a young Jewish immigrant woman working in the textile industry.

Rose Cohen's autobiography, Out of the Shadow, was first published in 1918 and documents the experience of a Jewish immigrant family and specifically a young Jewish immigrant woman working in the textile industry.

Tragedy in Bangladesh

Although the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire took place in 1911, sweatshops and unsafe conditions are not a thing of the past. 

"Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace" Book Cover by Melissa Klapper

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The front cover of historian Melissa R. Klapper's book Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940.
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The front cover of historian Melissa R. Klapper's book Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940.

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Why is Women of the Wall Such a Hot Button?

When it comes to women’s religious expression, what is it that drives men to such distraction that they throw chairs, hurl insults, and resort to other forms of violence? Are we as women allowed to push the boundaries only so far?

On Sunday night, I went to hear Anat Hoffman—chairwoman of Women of the Wall and Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center, the legal and advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel—speak at Brandeis University’s Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.

Sexual Violence and Judaism: As a Community, We Need To Do More

Sexual assault and intimate partner violence occur in the Jewish community the same as it does in the rest of the country. It is an issue swept under the rug for most Jews. We point fingers at other groups of people— rape happens in the city, in other religious communities, in communities with no religion, but certainly not us, we say!

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