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Violence Against Women

Read the latest updates and learn more about our work to end violence against women through a Reform Jewish perspective.

Violence Against Women

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Violence Against Women

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Violence Against Women

Liberation from Egypt, Liberation from Violence Against Women
Posted on Monday April 06, 2015

By Becky Wasserman Passover is a time to remember the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. It’s a time to remember slavery and celebrate liberation. It’s a time to reflect on the modern sources of oppression we still face today. As Jews, Americans, and as citizens of the world, that is our responsibility. I challenge […]

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Progress and Finding Inspiration for Action
Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s take stock of the progress—and the setbacks—we saw for women’s rights policy this month: In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9) reintroduced the International Violence Against Women Act, or I-VAWA (H.R. 1340), a bill to provide concrete tools to change […]

Not Enough: The Ongoing Fight for Women’s Liberation
Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

As a kid, “Dayenu” was perhaps my favorite Jewish holiday song. It’s catchy, it’s upbeat, and, if you sing the full 15 verses, it goes on forever. With “Dayenu,” we express our thanks for the myriad miracles that took place at the time of the Exodus. We sing that each was so powerful that one […]

L’Taken Student Lobbies to End to Violence Against Women
Posted on Tuesday March 10, 2015

Over the course of six L’Taken seminars this winter, I had the opportunity to work with inspiring groups of teen advocates dedicated to ending violence against women. At the final seminar of this season, Sasha Halpern, from Temple Brith Achim in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, connected Jewish values to a powerful personal story to implore […]

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