Reproductive Rights

Jewish Feminism Chai

Bella Abzug. Gloria Steinem. Shulamith Firestone. Lesley Gore?

There are lots of ways to be a feminist.

Lesley Gore, who grew up in a Jewish family in Tenafly, New Jersey, won the right to be classed with the above grandes dames in 1964 with the release of “You Don’t Own Me,” which became a feminist anthem.

Lesley Gore, Jewish feminist. Getty Images

Choice. Period.

09/07/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

It’s been a challenging, uplifting, infuriating, and inspiring few weeks for women. We’ve had a chance to hear from a number of thinkers and politicians on “both sides of the aisle,” and we have seen each person’s true colors when it comes to his/her thoughts about women’s rights.

Rabbi Marci N. Bellows

Reproductive Rights Forum Offers Hint Of Campaign To Come

Event at New York’s Rodeph Sholom draws 600 for a discussion of the ‘War on Women’

04/24/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

The senior rabbi of Manhattan’s Congregation Rodeph Sholom says he doesn’t want to sound “too partisan,” and neither does the organizer of a forum hosted by his synagogue Monday night, “The War on Women: What’s at Stake and What You Can Do.”

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Fed. of America with Rabbi Robert N. Levine of Cong. Rodeph Sholom.
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