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  • Mysterious Feminists Make Noise for Purim, and Some Aren’t Amused

    They’re back. A mysterious group of Jewish feminists that last fall circulated provocative Rosh Hashanah cards and advertisements in the New York area has resurfaced for Purim. Jewish Women Watching, a group that does not identify its members and leaves only an e-mail address — jewishwomenwatching@hotmail.com — as contact information, is mailing to Jewish agencies… More ▸

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    A Jewish feminist group that sent out provocative Rosh Hashanah cards and advertisements last fall has resurfaced for Purim. The New York-based Jewish Women Watching, which operates anonymously, is distributing to various Jewish agencies groggers bearing the slogan “drown out sexism.” More ▸

  • Human Rights Improve in Israel, but Worsen in Palestinian Areas

    Israel’s human rights record improved last year while that of the Palestinian Authority grew worse, according to the U.S. State Department. The findings were included in the department’s annual report on human rights, which covered 194 countries. Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority “were responsible for serious human rights abuses; however, while there were several… More ▸

  • Orthodox Prenuptials Would Save Couples from Future Grief, Rabbi Says

    A group of influential Orthodox rabbis has thrown its weight behind prenuptial agreements in an effort to persuade more young couples to sign such documents before they marry. Eleven roshei yeshiva, or senior professors of Talmud, at the rabbinical school of Yeshiva University, have signed on to a statement urging greater use of pre- marriage… More ▸

  • Hadassah’s Zionist Credentials Are a Roadblock at United Nations

    Although it has been nearly a decade since the United Nations repealed its “Zionism Is Racism” resolution, Jewish nationalism apparently still sparks debate in the international body. Citing concerns about its Zionist ties, representatives of Lebanon and other Arab countries are putting up roadblocks against the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States in… More ▸

  • Feminists Honored in Israel

    Leading American and Israeli feminists were to be honored in a Knesset ceremony Wednesday as part of an American Jewish Congress gathering under way in Israel. "Dialogue 2000: Woman as Jew, Jew as Woman: Taking Stock at the Millennium," is the topic of the 35th annual America-Israel dialogue, sponsored by the AJCongress. American women being… More ▸

  • Atlanta Gathering to Unveil Game Plan for the New Ujc

    Mandy Patinkin ends his Yiddish version of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with an exhortation: “Play Ball!” By the time the popular performer takes the stage on the last night of the United Jewish Communities’ General Assembly next week, the 3,200 delegates and 2,000 volunteers expected to gather in Atlanta for the event… More ▸