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Tamar and Judah can help us make everyday decisions that are framed by silence-breakers. Judah learns - and if he can, we can too. 

Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader
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The onslaught of stories exposing powerful men committing acts of sexual violence against women is a sad reminder that we often are not safe in our own bodies.

Susannah R. Cohen
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May the “Me Too” campaign of this week be blessed with the staying power to live well beyond the news cycle.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Ordination photo of Rabbi Sally Priesand

Read thoughts and reflections of Rabbi Sally J. Priesand, the Reform Jewish Movement's first ordained female rabbi.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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Victims of sexual assults don't owe anyone our stories, but to some extent, our silence indicates that there is no story to tell.

Kate Bigam
Nurse/technician helping a woman have a mammogram

I am reminded about breast cancer prevention every single day – 365 days a year – each time I look in the mirror after a shower, but I'm not seeking pity or sympathy.

 

Jane E. Herman
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Together, we can end violence against women and foster peace. Here's one of the ways. 

Hannah Ellen
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I’m continually amazed by the way Jewish ritual has a way of lifting up everyday moments and making them holy here at Jewish summer camp.

Lisa David
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The story of Zelophechad’s daughters illustrates not only their triumph in changing the law, but also how Jewish tradition understands the need for Torah to change.

Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser
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When we learn Zelophechad’s daughters’ names – Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah – we connect to their story, and the injustice they faced as women.

Sarah Greenberg

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