womens rights

Welcome To The ‘Feminist Revolution’

From public transportation to prayer at the Western Wall to the halls of the Knesset, women’s empowerment is on the march in Israel.

Israel Correspondent
05/29/2013

Jerusalem — It’s taken 65 years, but women’s rights are finally a mainstream issue in Israeli society.

Members of Women of the Wall lift their voices in prayer. Getty Images

Election Stirring Passions Among Jewish Women

Women’s rights, economic justice are top concerns, but some question Obama’s commitment to Israel.

09/11/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

Just as she did four years ago at about this time, Blu Greenberg has found herself in animated debate with friends who are planning to vote for Barack Obama, as well as those supporting Obama’s Republican opponent.

“I find myself arguing on both sides,” said Greenberg, a prominent Orthodox feminist, who notes that most of her liberal, feminist friends favor the president’s re-election, while most of her Orthodox friends favor Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee.

The scene at the Democratic convention last week. getty images

NCJW leader: Enact Equal Access to Birth Control

06/15/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Fifty years have passed since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the birth control pill for sale with a doctor’s prescription. Now ninety-eight percent of all women will use contraception during their lifetimes, and one-third of those will use birth control pills.

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