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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
Little girl wearing a superhero mask and boxing gloves

With movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, it is the time for women to mobilize using the fearless power of their voices.

Susannah R. Cohen
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
Aerial view of woman studying the Bible together

Together, we can end violence against women and foster peace. Here's one of the ways. 

Hannah Ellen
Two smiling woman in army uniforms

Sexual violence is a denial of the Jewish belief in the fundamental dignity of every individual and an abhorrent violation of the sanctity and wholeness of the body and health of another person.

Maya Weinstein
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

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