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Rio de Janeiro

From Rural Pennsylvania to Rio de Janeiro

Women didn’t show up for Saturday morning services in tailored white wool jackets or carrying an angular black handbag with a metal clasp large enough to double as a weapon. The occasion was my older sister’s bat mitzvah. Eleven years old at the time and trapped in a hand-me-down dress with built-in shoulder pads, I was transfixed.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Rio de Janeiro." (Viewed on December 13, 2017) <https://jwa.org/tags/rio-de-janeiro>.

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