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Last month, the governor of Louisiana signed a bill that will close three of the state’s five abortion facilities.

Natalie Magioncalda

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a straight arrow.

Jane E. Herman

Although my 13th birthday was in August of 1974, I became bat mitzvah in June of that year because my parents didn’t want me to worry about studying while at Camp Ramah in the Poconos ov

Robyn Fiel

This Shabbat, as we slow down, disconnect and enjoy the day of rest with family and friends, we also have the opportunity to spend some time to reflect on the status of women at home and abroad.

Sarah Greenberg

We are in the middle of the summer calm before we erupt into activity for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.

Anat Hoffman

Following a court ruling in their favor, leaders of an organization pushing for women's prayer rights at the Western Wall have withdrawn their endorsement of Natan Sharansky’s compromise proposal t

Ben Sales (JTA)

Sport is one of the great equalizers. I often speak about my time in competitive swimming, and all that it gave me. There are really no limits to the values one can learn from team sports.

Anat Hoffman

I grew up in a home with my single mother and two sisters. My mother had one sister, two nieces, and one nephew.

Rabbi Meredith Cahn

I had come to Israel to join my friend Anat Hoffman, who is one the leaders of the Women of the Wall. The previous month, there had been a random decree that as women were coming in, they were not allowed to wear their prayer shawls, their tallits. I’ve been wearing a prayer shawl since I would say the late '70s, a long time. And it’s just considered a regular part of my ritual in prayer. In 1968, the Orthodox rabbinic created a mechitza, which is a separation between men and women at the Western Wall. And the understanding here in a very traditionally observant manner, in an orthodox manner, is that men are obligated to pray. Women are not. The Orthodox have deemed this site to be a synagogue.

Rabbi Elyse Frishman
From the RAC's Passover Series - why International Women's Day and women's issues are more significant than ever.
Sarah Krinsky

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