• Shavua tov – it’s raining

    January 20, 2020 by

    The past few weeks have been especially stressful here in Australia. Fires have destroyed thousands of homes and burnt 10 million hectares, including in the area I grew up in (and where my family still lives). Major cities have been shrouded in smoke for weeks. Over one billion animals have been impacted. While I hold… Read more

  • Weekly roundup – Miketz

    December 30, 2019 by

    The Jewish Women’s Archive counts down the top ten moments for Jewish women in 2019. It’s unsurprisingly US-centric, but still features some inspirational moments and amazing women. In this interview with the Exponent’s Religious Feminism podcast, JWA CEO Judith Rosenbaum discusses how feminism can be incorporated into Hanukkah celebrations. Also for Hanukkah, Alma features an… Read more

  • Weekly roundup – Vayeishev

    December 23, 2019 by

    On the Guardian, Megan Mayhew Bergman profiles Rosalind Cron, a Jewish woman who was a member of America’s first all-female, racially integrated swing band in the 1940s: Even though the band was largely composed of orphaned young women of color from the Piney Woods school outside of Jackson, Mississippi, Cron, a white Jewish teenager with… Read more

  • Weekly roundup – Vayishlach

    December 15, 2019 by

    This week saw the murder of six people at a Kosher supermarket in Jersey City, USA. May their memories be a blessing. On Alma Sarah Beth Berman described the experience of her husband, who was placed on lockdown during the incident. Chochmat Nashim posted a series of videos on the erasure of women from the… Read more

  • Weekly roundup – Vayeitzei

    December 8, 2019 by

    Dahlia Soussman, a Rising Voices fellow at the Jewish Women’s Archive, writes of her response to studying Talmud as a woman, and the obligation of women to perform time-bound mitzvot: I interpret “Lo bashamayim hi” to mean that the halakha of our present and future can and must change to be relevant to our lives… Read more

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