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Judith Rosenbaum on the 1893 Jewish Women's Congress

This Week in History: On September 4, 1893, an unprecedented meeting of Jewish women leaders took place at the Columbian Exposition (the Chicago World's Fair). Judith Rosenbaum describes how this groundbreaking event led to the creation of the National Council of Jewish Women.
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This Week in History: On September 4, 1893, an unprecedented meeting of Jewish women leaders took place at the Columbian Exposition (the Chicago World's Fair). Judith Rosenbaum describes how this groundbreaking event led to the creation of the National Council of Jewish Women.

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This Women’s Equality Day, Let’s Celebrate the Women Who Got Us Here

As we approach yet another election year, American voters may be drawing nearer to an enormous landmark: electing a woman president. With Hillary Rodham Clinton polling as the top Democratic contender, it’s never felt more possible.

Taxation Postcard from the Ann Lewis Collection

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A taxation postcard from the Ann Lewis Collection. The postcard reads "Think It Over. An ounce of persuasion precedes a pound of coercion. The Declaration of Independence was the direct result of taxation without representation. Either exempt WOMAN from taxation or grant her the right of Equal Suffrage. "What is sauce for the GANDER is sauce for the Goose.""

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A taxation postcard from the Ann Lewis Collection. The postcard reads "Think It Over. An ounce of persuasion precedes a pound of coercion. The Declaration of Independence was the direct result of taxation without representation. Either exempt WOMAN from taxation or grant her the right of Equal Suffrage. "What is sauce for the GANDER is sauce for the Goose.""

"Votes for Women" Parrot Pin from the Ann Lewis Collection

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A "Votes for Women" parrot pin from the Ann Lewis Collection.

A "Votes for Women" parrot pin from the Ann Lewis Collection.

Ann Lewis

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Ann Lewis.

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Ann Lewis.

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An Anti-Suffrage Button from the Ann Lewis Collection

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An anti-suffrage button from the Ann Lewis Collection. The button reads "Vote no on women's suffrage."

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An anti-suffrage button from the Ann Lewis Collection. The button reads "Vote no on women's suffrage."

Ruth Gruber, 2015

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Journalist and writer Ruth Gruber in New York City, August, 2015.
Courtesy of Cynthia S. Yoken
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Journalist and writer Ruth Gruber in New York City, August, 2015.
Courtesy of Cynthia S. Yoken

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Lauren Shapiro with her Aunt Jennie.

Lauren Shapiro with her Aunt Jennie.

Lauren Shapiro with her Aunt Jennie near the Grotto

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Lauren Shapiro with her Aunt Jennie near the Grotto.

Lauren Shapiro with her Aunt Jennie near the Grotto.

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