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  • Abby Shevitz, 2004

    Women of Character

    It is a truth that should be universally acknowledged: women are amazing, strong, brave, and resilient. I do not know a single woman who has not had to relive moments of sexual harassment and assault this week, whether they shared their story on social media with #MeToo or spoke privately with friends. As the feminist satire site Reductress succinctly phrased it, women are posting so that men will “learn how to be human beings.”

  • Mitali Holding a Femininjas Sign (cropped)

    To Men Questioning #MeToo

    I want you to see how freaking brave these folks are for coming forward, and I want you to realize that we're doing it *for your sake*, to help *you* see the magnitude of this problem. We are already plenty aware.

  • Woman Reading Torah

    A Dance on the Bimah

    I sensed some apprehension in the sanctuary as we settled into our seats for Rosh Hashanah services. The congregation was experiencing a first: a woman was leading the clergy for the first time in congregational history. Joining her on the bimah was our second rabbi, also a woman. I knew there were some in the congregation who wondered what it would be like to begin this new year without male leadership at the top.

  • Tova and The Book of Separation

    Tova Mirvis’ Journey from Orthodoxy to Memoir

    Tova Mirvis is the author of the recently released The Book of Separation, a memoir chronicling her growing doubts about her Orthodox faith and her ultimate decision to leave after forty years in the community.

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