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Happy 101st Birthday to Ruth Gruber: Activist, Rescuer and Chronicler of her People’s Story

More than half a century after the August day in 1944 when Ruth Gruber coaxed reluctant refugees off the bus—told they would be taken to the showers, these concentration camp survivors refused to disembark—I stood on that very spot in upstate New York.

Putting “All Her Eggs in One Bastard” –– Happy Birthday, Dorothy Parker!

On August 22, 1893, a child was born who would make the world a decidedly wittier place.

Holy Hooligans?

After being held in jail for seven months, this past Friday three members of the politically charged, Russian punk rock girl band Pussy Riot were convicted and sentenced to two years in prison for "hooliganism motivated by religioius hatred."

Another Emma "Makes Trouble"

Pregnant women take note: There’s something about the name “Emma” that turns a girl into a prizefighter swinging her fists for human––often specifically women’s––rights, or, as we like to say here at the Jewish Women's Archive, a “troublemaker” in the best sense of the word.

"To call into question..."

We are a little more than six months from the end of the world (!) Or from the end of the world as we know it—December 21, 2012.

Grappling all the way to the Olympics

For the first time in world history, this year every country competing in the Olympics has a female athlete on its team.

Enjoy some Vlog noshing from JWA's Institute for Educators

As JWA's Institute for Educators comes to a close, we wanted to share a few moments ... and messages.

She's Got A Ticket To Ride

Are women in Chassidic communities nothing more than oppressed victims? Is the Haredi threat to civil liberties in Israel, which is represented by segregated busses, real?

Stories Reemerge- an act of cultivation. The Institute, Day 1 Podcast

Introduction:  25 bright and impassioned teachers from all over the country are sitting in a large circle in a nondescript room of a Sheraton Hotel in a suburb of Boston. But what they’re talking about is far from nondescript. This is day one of the Jewish Women’s Archive's Institute for Educators, four intensive days focused on a cutting edge curriculum called Living the Legacy, which brings to life the rich and deep history of American Jewish activism. At the core of the curriculum lie stories, sharing them, living them, cultivating them, and in the words of Judith Rosenbaum, the Archive’s Director of Public History, letting them cultivate us.

The Feminist Papers--LEAKED!

“The Feminist Papers,” a highly classified document that up until now has only been rumored to exist, was (accidentally?) leaked last night at 11:15pm.

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