Weekly roundup – Miketz

Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

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 article on the North African Jewish celebration of Eid Al Bnat (The Festival of Daughters). Celebrated on Rosh Chodesh Tevet, also the seventh night of Hanukkah, this holiday features rituals bringing together female family and community members.

Finally, read about Judith, the heroine we celebrate during Hanukkah.

As part of JWA’s archiving #MeToo project, Emily-Rose Baker discusses the vicarious trauma suffered by activists and journalists who are working to expose rampant abuse and push for widespread change:

#MeToo is not just an ephemeral social media phenomenon, but the manifestation of ongoing efforts to amplify the voices of survivors and create safer spaces for women and others via research, writing, organizational work, and social and political activism. However, the vicarious impact of the movement on those working in survivor advocacy and related fields is a particularly difficult and rarely acknowledged aspect of this work.

JWA also features a review of season 3 of the Marvellous Mrs Maisel (contains spoilers!).

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