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The author and her husband at a breast cancer event

I believe all people are chosen to make a difference in this world, and in that spirit, I am sharing my story as it relates to breast cancer.

Sheri Denkensohn-Trott
Small flat gift wrapped in light pink paper and decorated with a homemade bow and handmade card; pink and white ribbons and small cut-out hearts are in the background

In February 2017, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now that my treatment is over, I search for the meaning in the most traumatic experience of my life.

Dr. Madelyn Mishkin Katz
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
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
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
Blond mother looking down as she tries to soothe a crying baby she holds in her arms

Somehow, I was able to switch my functioning self on and off, smiling and rabbinic at work but in howling despair at home. Finally, my OB/Gyn diagnosed me with postpartum depression.

Rabbi Sandra Cohen
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
US Supreme Court building on a sunny day

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
Back of a womans head as she gazes at the Washington Monument

God Who Blessed our Mothers, we ask Your blessing now on women and men, parents and grandparents, children, and grandchildren as they prepare for tomorrow’s March for Women’s Rights in Washington.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter

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