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Stand with Texas Women - Sign

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A sign at the Texas Statehouse reads "mother by choice- mother for choice."
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A sign at the Texas Statehouse reads "mother by choice- mother for choice."

Courtesy of Jordyn Rozensky

Stand with Texas Women - Rally

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Women rally in Texas to raise their voice for choice.
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Women rally in Texas to raise their voice for choice.

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Gloria Garcia Litt, 2013

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Gloria Garcia Litt answers Hineini, "here I am", at a rally for reproductive rights at the Texas Statehouse, Austin, Texas, 2013.
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Gloria Garcia Litt answers Hineini, "here I am", at a rally for reproductive rights at the Texas Statehouse, Austin, Texas, 2013.

Courtesy of Gloria Garcia Litt.

Suffragists Sell Flowers

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Suffragists, in a car, sell flowers.
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Suffragists, in a car, sell flowers.


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A Woman's Place is at Prayer

Nearly 20 years ago I was living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a haven for observant Conservative Jews. I had my choice of multiple minyanim to attend; even the crowded weekend city streets had an air of the Sabbath, and kosher food abounded.

There were so many Conservative and egalitarian options that I rarely ventured into the neighborhood’s Orthodox community, and I certainly never attended an Orthodox synagogue.

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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"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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Taking Risks, Making Change: Bat Mitzvah and Other Evolving Traditions

Today, the Bat Mitzvah may seem like a routine aspect of a young girl's Jewish life. But less than 100 years ago, no public ceremony existed to mark a girl's coming of age, and over the past century, what a "Bat Mitzvah" looks like has continually shifted. This Go & Learn guide uses the letters from one girl's campaign to have the first Saturday morning Bat Mitzvah in her congregation as a case study for exploring how we confront controversial issues and make change in our communities.

Sally Gottesman's Bat Mitzvah Invitation, 1975

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Invitation to Sally Gottesman's Bat Mitzvah, May 1975.
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Invitation to Sally Gottesman's Bat Mitzvah, May 1975.

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First Front Cover of "American Jewess," April 1895

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The cover of the first issue of The American Jewess, issued in April 1895.

The cover of the first issue of The American Jewess, issued in April 1895.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Women's Rights." (Viewed on May 4, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/womens-rights>.

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