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The Torah of Wisconsin – the Bread and Roses edition


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/the_torah_of_wisconsin_the_bread_and_roses_edition_20110304

Rose Schneiderman was a Jewish immigrant from Poland who lived in New York City at the turn of the last century and campaigned for workers’ rights, better wages and secure safer working conditions. She served in FDR’s brain trust and was a co-founder of the ACLU. During the fight for women’s suffrage, Schneiderman famously wrote, “What the woman who labors wants is the right to live, not simply exist. The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.”

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