Nancy K. Kaufman

Marriage Madness: Why should Orthodox rabbis have the final say on how all Jews get married and divorced in Israel?

End Orthodox Monopoly on Jewish Marriage in Israel

Israel is a thriving and progressive Jewish democracy in many ways. So why does it allow Orthodox rabbis to maintain a stranglehold on marriage and divorce?

Roe v. Wade, 39 Years Later

Four decades after the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, don’t assume the right to choose will always be guaranteed, Nancy K. Kaufman writes.

NCJW Board Member Leslie Sternlieb at the front of a Jerusalem bus.
Suffragettes at New York State Fair in 1915

Justice Delayed

Anyone old enough to remember Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade and Bush v. Gore knows how important the U.S. Supreme Court is. Now comes Wal-Mart v. Dukes, in which the Supreme Court will hear arguments March 29 on whether 1.6 million women who work for the giant retailer will be able to sue the company as a group for pervasive gender discrimination throughout its operations. The ability to file a class action has historically been critical to the enforcement of civil rights law, and many eyes will be focused on this important case.