The arrest of Israeli feminist Anat Hoffman at the Western Wall last month sent ripples of alarm across the Jewish world, and leaders in Los Angeles will address their concerns about religious pluralism in Israel to Los Angeles’ Israeli Consul General in a public forum Nov. 26 at Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills.
Jewish women have a long-standing history of deep involvement in the American feminist movement. Betty Friedan, author of “The Feminine Mystique,” was Jewish, as is playwright and activist Eve Ensler, current leader of the international movement opposing violence against women.
She can't stay out of trouble there, but Asmaa al-Ghoul always comes back to Gaza. A secular, feminist Palestinian journalist, al-Ghoul, 30, has been harassed by Hamas. She's also been beaten and arrested by Hamas police for protesting its Islamist policies and suppression of human rights.
Noted Jewish feminist Paula Hyman, who served as the first female dean of the Seminary College of Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, has died.
Jewish feminist writer E.M. Broner, perhaps best known as the co-author of “The Women’s Haggadah," has died.
Two haredi men were arrested after allegedly throwing chairs at women preparing to pray at the Western Wall.
If words don't come easily to Rosenbloom, it's because she has spent most of her life singing. As early as age 4, she jumped up on a coffee table at home and sang an Israeli folk song for her mother and father
Don't have time to shlep to a museum? Too tired to remember if the free museum day is the first or second Tuesday of the month? Want to conquer a large, overwhelming exhibit in small, 15-minute intervals? Then bring the museum to your desktop and browse at your own pace.
In "Yentl's Revenge," an anthology of Jewish feminist writings, the editor, Danya Ruttenberg, puts forward a call for a transgendered approach to Judaism.
It was my third seder of the week, but this one was unlike any other. It was a "Seder of Women's Voices," and I felt privileged to be one of the few men in the room among a 150 or so women.
Playwright Paula Vogel grew up in suburban Maryland, where the country clubs did not accept her Jewish father.
I see that it's time for the media to replay the perennial horror story known as The Dying Jew. "The Vanishing Jew," by Alan Dershowitz, is a mea culpa over his son's intermarriage.
For many Jewish women, the feminist movement has been the key political event of our lifetimes. It has given us role models, women of great personal power and intellectual agility, and allowed us to venture into unprecedented careers and lifestyles.Arguably, the reason so many Jewish women were drawn to feminism is that it articulated the dream of personal freedom and the mandate of political activism contained within our own spiritual tradition, the pursuit of tikkun olam.
Brenner, a 57-year-old New York-born social worker, Reform Jew and feminist, is at the epicenter of the latest halachic earthquake shaking Israel. Her downstairs neighbor is Dov Dumbrovich, the Orthodox chairman of the local religious council, who is defying a Supreme Court ruling and refusing to let her take her seat on the council.