May 1, 2012
Happy May Day! Originally, May Day was a pagan springtime festival, roots of which survive in the traditions of flower-festooned maypoles and the crowning of the “Queen of the May.” Since the late 19th century, it has also been a workers’ holiday. Though in the US it has been officially replaced (and I would argue, coopted) by Labor Day in September, May Day remains an occasion for social protest of many kinds.
October 3, 2011
One of my favorite aspects about being Jewish is mixing tradition with the present.
July 12, 2011
Her writings are archived in the Minnesota Historical Society. The Minneapolis Public Library has a chair in her name.
March 25, 2011
As regular readers of Jewesses with Attitude (and the New York Times) know, today is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Factory fire. On Sunday, March 13th, 230 people joined the Jewish Women's Archive in New York City for the first Living the Legacy awards luncheon held to commemorate the centennial of the fire and celebrate the contributions of Jewish women activists.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Labor." (Viewed on June 24, 2018) <https://jwa.org/topics/labor>.
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