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Frieda Hershman Huberman, the author, holding a prayer book at the Kotel

Despite the imperative to be joyous during the Hebrew month of Adar, I cried recently at the Western Wall during Rosh Chodesh services marking the new month.

Frieda Hershman Huberman
March participants holding pro choice signs at a rally

Today, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land. As we celebrate its 45th anniversary, I hope we redouble our commitment to protecting a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body.

Julia Weinstein
Headstone of Ethen Cortell

After my mother died, I wondered if she’d ever visited her mother’s grave. Then again, my grandmother’s death was not routine.

Amy J. Yoffie
Hand holding a speech bubble that read hashtag metoo inside against a blue background

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
Woman with hands over her face as if distraught

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
A brunette woman from the back with her hair up and her hands on her neck as she looks out over a body of water

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
Woman dress in white walking on asphalt against a background of a peeling white wall

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
Aerial view of woman studying the Bible together

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

Hannah Ellen

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