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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 1987, Congress officially designated March as National Women’s History Month. How do we honor the women who have paved the way for our successes, Jewishly, in our communities?

Maya Weinstein
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Reform Jewish poet Stacey Z. Robinson wrote this original poem for Purim: "I remember when he crooned / Come, dance for me! / And I would / just for him." But then...

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 global action to accelerate gender parity.

Kate Bigam
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It wasn’t until I fell in love with Judaism that I stopped seeing my successes as being despite my womanhood but rather because of it.

Zoe Terner
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This Purim, we recognize modern-day heroes for their courage, chutzpah, integrity, goodness, and – most of all – for inspiring us all to #BeLikeEsther.

Deborah Rood Goldman
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The Purim story not only illustrates the role of women in our ancestral societies, but also highlights how women combated unfair gender expectations.

Maya Weinstein
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On Saturday, January 21st, Reform Jews joined marches for women's rights in all 50 states & cities around the world. Here are photos and thoughts from the day.

Kate Bigam
Womens March protesters carrying a sign for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

On January 21, millions of women and supporters around the globe turned out to demonstrate peacefully for human rights and against hate. But how do we turn a moment into a movement?

Rabbi Ruth Adar
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Sunday marked 44 years since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973, recognizing that the constitutional rights to privacy and liberty protect a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion.

Maya Weinstein

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