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Headshot of Rabbi Carole Balin smiling at the camera against a blurred orange and red background

To honor the uncounted women in the Book of Numbers and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S. this year, Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D., has crafted an “alternative Book of Numbers” for her weekly Torah commentaries for Ten Minutes of Torah.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Woman wearing a kippah turned away from the camera with her hand and forehead resting against the Western Wall

My career path wasn't always clear, and certainly not straight, but I recently discovered that I can draw a direct line from my current role (and my entire worldview around gender conditioning and Judaism) to the guiding Jewish values of my upbringing. 

Nicole Nevarez
Male icon and female icon sitting upon coins on a seesaw to represent the gender wage imbalance
March 31 marks how far into the new year women must work to receive in wages what their male counterparts earned in the previous calendar year. 
 
 
Katie Wysong
Silhouette of seven women holding hands with arms raised against a sunset

On Sunday, March 8, we observe International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Kate Kaput
Opening panel of the RBG exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court, became the 21st inductee into The National Museum of American Jewish History’s Hall of Fame.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Members of the Women's Rabbinic Network at a museum exhibit about Regina Jonas

Although she never saw anyone who looked like her on the pulpit, Regina Jonas, the first woman ordained as a rabbi, chose this path in 1930s Berlin.

Rabbi Leah R. Berkowitz
Sunset profile of a child holding the hand of an adult and looking up toward them

Now that I’m a parent, teaching my children about racism, classism, and homophobia is as important to me as teaching them about their 5,000-year-old Jewish heritage. 

Rachel Hall
Closeup of a row of people standing with open prayer books and wearing prayer shawls

As a rabbi, who also happens to be a woman, I am living through an unprecedented time, recognizing that I have the honor of standing on the shoulders of giants, those clergy who have paved the way for me to gain access to the rabbinate relatively easily. 

Rabbi Jessica Wainer
Glass wine bottle in the process of shattering

Dr. Ruhama Weiss, a professor at the Reform seminary in Jerusalem, challenge our assumptions as she examines the intersection of ancient texts and human experience.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Split image of half of a man and a woman side by side

April 2 is Equal Pay Day, the day in April dedicated, annually, to educating and addressing the wage gap between men and women.

B. Lana Guggenheim

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