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Jill Jacobs

Jill Jacobs, the executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, has pushed for Jews to take an active role in social justice, from supporting health care and environmental reform to condemning torture and human rights violations.

Emma Goldman with Noam Green

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Altered photograph picturing Emma Goldman with author Noam Green.
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Altered photograph picturing Emma Goldman with author Noam Green.

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Maud Nathan, 1913, cropped

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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.
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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.

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Maud Nathan, cropped

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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.
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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.

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Judith Rosenbaum on Emma Goldman's Arrest Thumbnail

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Judith Rosenbaum on Emma Goldman's Arrest thumbnail.
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Judith Rosenbaum on Emma Goldman's Arrest

This Week in History: On September 27, 1919, Anarchist Emma Goldman was released from a two-year prison term and was immediately rearrested. Judith Rosenbaum discusses why Goldman was so feared, and why her story continues to resonate.
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This Week in History: On September 27, 1919, Anarchist Emma Goldman was released from a two-year prison term and was immediately rearrested. Judith Rosenbaum discusses why Goldman was so feared, and why her story continues to resonate.

Tamar Eshel

A lifelong diplomat with a strong record of defending women’s rights and human rights, Tamar Eshel capped her career with two terms as a member of the Knesset from 1977–1984.

Ruth Dreifuss

In Switzerland, where women did not get the right to vote until 1971, Ruth Dreifuss made history when she became the country’s first woman president in 1999.

Frances Kroll Ring, 1916 - 2015

“Grandma, was F. Scott Fitzgerald anti-Semitic?”

“Of course not. Not when I knew him, at least.”

Grandma, known to the rest of the world as Frances Kroll Ring, was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last secretary and personal assistant before he died. She knew a lot about Fitzgerald, but she knew a lot about many things by the time she died. She was 99 years old. 

Frances Kroll Ring

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Frances Kroll Ring as a young woman.
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Frances Kroll Ring as a young woman.

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