feminism

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    A Web-based exhibit traces the history of Jewish women and feminism. "Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution" is available at the Web site of the Jewish Women’s Archive, www.jwa.org. More ▸

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    A Jewish feminist group claimed credit for a hoax e-mail aimed at the Conservative movement Tuesday. Jewish Women Watching, a watchdog group whose members retain their anonymity as they attack what they see as hypocrisy, sexism and homophobia in the organized Jewish world, claimed credit for an e-mail that claimed the Conservative movement was planning… More ▸

  • Obituary Murray Zuckoff, JTA’s Editor for Nearly 20 Years, Dies at 79

    Murray Zuckoff, a longtime JTA editor in chief, died Sunday in New York of lung cancer at age 79, after a long illness. Zuckoff served as JTA’s chief editor from 1969 to 1987. Those were important years for JTA and for Israel, as they spanned the Yom Kippur War, the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty and the… More ▸

  • After 15 Years Fighting to Pray, Women of the Wall Are Seeing Gains

    The women’s harmonized prayers grow steadily louder as the sun rises in the early morning Jerusalem sky. They stand in prayer before the Western Wall as they do at the new moon of every month, their presence speaking as loudly as the liturgical words they sing: the Women of the Wall are here to stay…. More ▸

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    A section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem set aside for women’s and mixed prayer services was officially inaugurated. The site, located on a section of the wall next to Robinson’s Arch, now home to an archeological garden, will be used starting Wednesday for all-women’s prayer services conducted by the Women of the Wall group…. More ▸

  • Activists Create a Stir with Hoot for Radical Change in Jewish World

    They dressed up like owls, but whether they’re wise is in the eye of the beholder. Last Friday, several women dressed in purple-and-black owl costumes, members of the activist group known as Jewish Women Watching, handed out “anti-awards” to several major Jewish organizations outside the offices of the United Jewish Communities in New York. The… More ▸

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    A Jewish feminist magazine was nominated for a magazine award. Lilith was nominated for spiritual coverage by the Utne Reader, an alternative magazine. More ▸

  • In Boston, Jewish Peace Group Finds Cause for Hope and Criticism

    Thousands of miles from the Middle East, the promise of Israeli-Palestinian peace seemed close at a recent conference in Boston sponsored by the Chicago-based Brit Tzedek V’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace. The gathering attracted hundreds from around the country, including a few counter-demonstrators from a group called the New England Committee to… More ▸

  • Highlights of Jewish News: 5763 September 2002

    TEL AVIV — The trial of Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian militia leader accused of orchestrating terrorist attacks that left scores of Israelis dead, opens in a Tel Aviv court. MONTREAL Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancels a speech at Montreal’s Concordia University after pro-Palestinian rioters wreak havoc. Police fire tear gas as protesters throw… More ▸