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  • American Jewish World Service and ending violence against women

    3 weeks ago

    As musician Craig Taubman strummed some opening chords on his guitar, the audience was quiet, still reflecting upon the words of the community leaders and activists who had spoken earlier. 

    For the first half of the performance — a rendition of Pete Seeger’s “God’s Counting on...

  • With Esther’s voice, fighting violence against women

    March 5, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    On Mar. 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day, a day intended to celebrate the economic and social advances made by women, while at the same time drawing attention to areas that still need action. It is striking that this year the day falls so close to Purim.

    The proximity is...

  • International Women’s Day 2013: What You Can Do!

    By Maya Paley

    March 8, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    What is International Women's Day?

    From 1909-1913, women of the Socialist Party of America began observing National Women’s Day at the end of February each year. In 1910, at the International Conference of Working Women, Clara Zetkin of Germany proposed the idea of an...

  • Congress passes more expansive Violence Against Women Act

    March 1, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Congress approved the more expansive version of an extension of the Violence Against Women Act that an array of Jewish groups had backed.

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the Senate version of the bill after it had rejected a Republican rewrite that omitted...

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  • Violence against Women: Yes, This Topic is Still Important

    By Maya Paley

    February 25, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    In the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, issued in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, “violence against women” is defined as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering...

  • Jewish groups praise Senate on Violence Against Women Act

    February 14, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    Three Jewish groups praised the U.S. Senate's reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and urged the House of Representatives to follow suit.

    The Senate on Tuesday approved by a 78-22 vote the bill that would reauthorize the act first passed in 1994 for another five...

  • New Hadassah Chief Does Balancing Act

    By Carin Davis

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As a mother of two grown children, Morlie Hammer Levin knows the challenges of balancing family, career and spiritual life. But factor in the L.A. native's recent New York move, a high-pressure job with a high-profile organization and finding a new religious community and you have...

  • Running Out of Time

    By Sharon Samber

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A group of Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds meets regularly in Brooklyn to discuss the domestic abuse they have suffered.

    One woman in her 30's was emotionally, verbally and financially abused by her husband of eight years, who beat her after she became pregnant. With the help...