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Themes relating to gender are especially relevant this Purim, as sexual harassment and assault allegations against high-profile men continue to emerge.

Josefin Dolsten (JTA)
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My involvement with Judaism began in college, I engaged in Jewish culture in my kitchen and cooking became an accessible path into a world of Jewish tradition.

Chelsea Feuchs
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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
Five women, seen from behind, arms raised and holding hands

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
Young girl with blonde curls dressed in superhero costume with mask and boxing gloves

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
Smiling women of all ages and ethnicities wearing brightly colored clothing and standing in a line against a white brick wall

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
Closeup of a belly dancers stomach adorned with silk and jewels

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
Black and white image of marchers holding a sign that reads WOMEN OF THE WORLD UNITE

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
Asian woman in a pink knit hat wearing a button that reads MARCH PROUDLY

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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