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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
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
Protesters marching; one carrying a sign that says women's rights are human rights

Our endeavors in support of Reproductive Justice and its leaders will help build a world in which all people can shape their sexual and reproductive lives with dignity.

Ally Karpel
Hand holding a smartphone with a large DONATE button

We live in difficult times, and as a progressive Reform Jew who cares deeply about injustice and human rights, I sit in frustration and horror at the atrocities unfolding daily. I wonder, like so many others, what can I do?

Laura Solomon
Women of the Wall Rosh Chodesh celebration, March 8, 2019

Tonight as I gather 10 women to recite Birkat HaGomeil (after overcoming danger), I will hold close hundreds of others – with me recently to celebrate the new month.

Hila Shiloni Rosner
A crowd at the Women's March

The upcoming Women’s March has prompted challenging and heartfelt conversations and raised myriad questions. As one might expect, we are not of one mind.

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
The author with his newborn daughter

As a new father in the era of #metoo, I want to empower my daughter by giving her the necessary tools and confidence to overcome whatever obstacles might land in her path.

Isaac Nuell
Person at a seder table reading haggadah; glass of wine in foreground

The Feminist Seder was a highlight of my youth. With the explosion of the #MeToo movement, our modern plagues could pack a renewed punch at feminist seders everywhere.

Abigail Pogrebin

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