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Tag: Equal Rights
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August 7, 2012 | 8:49 pm
I have received several emails and comments on this topic since I started this blog a few weeks ago. They all say the same thing: “Maya, I understand what you’re saying and I respect it, but I can’t call myself a feminist.” A few people sent me the infamous article in The...
October 28, 2008 | 8:59 pm"My Christian friends say homosexuality is a sin. Isn't Judaism based on the same Old Testament bible? How does our synagogue welcome homosexuals with acceptance and equality?"
I was substituting for our rabbi in our 10th grade confirmation class. Homosexuality is not a...
July 30, 2008 | 11:31 pmWith the recent on-court fracas of the WNBA, the historic presidential candidacy of Sen. Hillary Clinton and the real potential for both parties to nominate a woman for vice president, it's probably worth our while to consider where we have been, where we are and where we may go in...
April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pmThe Knesset has passed a landmark law granting equal rights to women in every sphere of Israeli life -- after the bill's sponsor gave up her committee seat to a male colleague.
Along with granting women equality in the workplace, the military and in other spheres of society, the new...