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Discussion Questions

  1. Initial assessment/review: Who wrote this letter? When? For what purpose and what audience?
  2. Based on her letter, what is Annie Stein's point of view on the Skipwith decision?
  3. Stein talks about the difference between moral responsibility and legal responsibility in her letter. How are these responsibilities different? Which was the Board of Education missing in her mind? How did this allow them to get around making change? Do you think moral responsibility or legal responsibility is more powerful? Why?
  4. What did you learn about Annie Stein's background from the document? How, if at all, do you think this background might have informed her point of view? What else do you wish you knew about her?

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Discussion Questions." (Viewed on October 21, 2017) <>.


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