My latest for the wonderful Jewish Women’s Archive is up! In this piece, I look at the history of shalom bayit and the incredible women fighting to eliminate domestic violence in Jewish households. Read it here.
Tonight I had the honor of getting to speak at the Stop Kavanaugh Vigil on behalf of NARAL outside of the Supreme Court. Aside from feeling like returning home (I spent many, many hours outside SCOTUS this summer), I felt an unbelievable sense of community, support, and of course rage. Rage at Kavanaugh, rage at […]
Finally, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been introduced for reauthorization in the House on Thursday, July 26th by Sheila Jackson Lee (D) of Texas’s 18th district. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know: . 1) There are very, very minimal changes to VAWA this time around, due to the political climate […]
Happy Mom’s Equal Pay Day everyone! Did you know, the woman who raised you, loved you, cared for you, will earn 29% less than your dad? Simply because she’s a woman? Who knew! As if women in the workplace don’t already have enough on their plates, from pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, limited opportunities for career […]
“I feel the weight of hundreds of women’s eyes on me, wide and shocked, waiting for me to respond. Weeks later, though I am alone, their eyes have not left me.” I wrote this Midrash* for Jewish Women International to give Vashti a much need voice in the conversation around her. I wanted to […]