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Rosie the Riveter Wearing Tefillin

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Rosie the Riveter wearing tefillin.
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Rosie the Riveter wearing tefillin.

Courtesy of Miriam Atta

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Rebecca Chernin, 2004

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Rebecca Chernin, 2004
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Rebecca Chernin, 2004

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Hadassah Blocker, 2004

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Hadassah Blocker, 2004.

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Hanna Weinberg, 2002

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Hanna Weinberg in her home, October 2002.
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Hanna Weinberg in her home, October 2002.

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Where She's Coming From

I’m bracing myself for the inevitable storm of essays about Neshama Carlebach’s choice and what it says about Orthodoxy. It’s easy to read her decision to “make aliyah” to Reform Judaism as a triumph of the liberal values and inclusivity of the Reform Movement over the ingrained sexism of Orthodoxy. But the truth is that both movements are struggling with how to include women and a wider range of voices.

Neshama Carlebach

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Neshama Carlebach.

Neshama Carlebach.

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From Hasidic Rock to the Dangers of Slut-Shaming at JOFA

I had been eagerly anticipating the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) conference for months. Happily, it did not disappoint.

Slutwalk, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2011

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Marchers with Slutwalk Knoxville display signs at Krutch Park Extension in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. This march was one of numerous worldwide Slutwalk rallies held throughout 2011 to raise awareness for the rights of rape victims.

Marchers with Slutwalk Knoxville display signs at Krutch Park Extension in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. This march was one of numerous worldwide Slutwalk rallies held throughout 2011 to raise awareness for the rights of rape victims.

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Belda Lindenbaum

Belda Kaufman Lindenbaum was President of the board of Drisha Institute for Women in New York City, Vice-President of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, and a founding board member of Yeshivat Maharat. She was also a board member of Ramaz Day School and Bar Ilan University.

Rivka Haut

Rivka Haut is an Orthodox feminist activist. She has co-edited, with Rabbi Susan Grossman, Daughters of the King: Women and the Synagogue (JPS, 1992) and, with Phyllis Chesler, Women of the Wall: Claiming Sacred Ground at Judaism’s Holy Site (Jewish Lights, 2003).

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