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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Jewish Women International (JWI) has a line of feminist-leaning Valentine’s Day messages. Its website, www.jwi.org/valentines, offers a choice of Valentine e-cards, each at $5. Some of the “romantic” social action topics tackled include equal pay, reproductive choice and paid work leave.

Embracing feminism on the 14th

Ellen Futterman, Editor February 6, 2020

Jewish Women International (JWI) has a line of feminist-leaning Valentine’s Day messages to celebrate love on Feb. 14. The organization suggests that instead of the usual, “I Love You” why not say “Consent: It Takes Two to Tango”? Why say “You’re...

Emily Ray Baraf

Empowered feminism is the real hero of the Purim story

By EMILY RAY BARAF March 21, 2019

Purim is often filled with boisterous celebrations, drinking and an embrace of the otherwise taboo.Yet the Book of Esther recounts a traditional story that confines to the most damaging stereotypes about women, especially in its portrayal of queens Esther...

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