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This week's Torah portion, Pinchas, includes the story of five sisters who came before Moses to chal

Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser
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In the period of wandering between the Exodus from Egypt and the entrance into the Promised Land, Moses is instructed many times to count the Israelites.

Sarah Greenberg
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In literature as in life, liminality represents the state of being “in between,” altered by what has come before and in anticipation of what is yet to come.

Rabbi Lucy Dinner
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Equal Pay Day symbolizes the extra time women, on average, need to work each year to earn the same salary as men.

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
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In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation recognizing one week in March as National Women’s History Week.

Maya Weinstein
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I remember when he crooned,
Come, dance for me!
And I would,
just for him.

Stacey Zisook Robinson
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Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and also to commit to

Kate Bigam
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In the fourth grade, I told my town’s then-mayor about my plans for when I grew up: “I want to be chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Zoe Terner
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Long ago in Persia, before tweets and 24-hour news cycles, a royal vizier named Haman had the ear of King Achashverosh, a foolish and malleable man.

Deborah Rood Goldman
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Throughout my life, I always have looked to other women as examples of strength.

Maya Weinstein

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