This Week in History
“[Carolyn Goodman] deserves even more to be remembered for her own part as a role model, not just as a Jewish mother, but as an activist and as a force for justice.” So wrote her Queens College colleague Jeremy Burton after her death on this date in 2007.
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This Week: August 14 - August 20
Reclaiming Jewish ceremonies and holidays for feminists, training Hebrew Priestesses of all stripes, and publishing a Siddur (prayer book) that includes earth-based rituals, the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute is a new women’s movement in Judaism.
The documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words, telling the story of the women’s movement as seen through the eyes of Gloria Steinem, premiered on HBO.
A new paperback version of Tillie Olsen's classic short story collection "Tell Me a Riddle" was issued.
Harpsichordist and composer Wanda Landowska, who was credited with the 20th-century revival of harpsichord music, died.
“I'm not looking for revenge, but I am looking for justice." - Carolyn Goodman
"The Village I Knew," choreographed by Sophie Maslow, was first performed.
The Drisha Institute for Jewish Education graduated its first class.
Phoebe Yates Levy Pember, who gained fame as a Richmond nurse during the Civil War, was born.
Birth of Vera Weisbord, Radical
Jacqueline Susann was the first writer to have three consecutive novels hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: August 14 – August 20." (Viewed on August 19, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.