Nancy K. Kaufman


End Orthodox Monopoly on Jewish Marriage in Israel

By Nancy K. Kaufman

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?Read More


Roe v. Wade, 39 Years Later

By Nancy K. Kaufman

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.Read More


We Won't Sit in the Back of Jerusalem's Bus

By Nancy K. Kaufman

We Won't Sit in the Back of Jerusalem's Bus
One issue I never quite thought I would experience in 2011 is bus segregation. I am not referring to blacks and whites, because, after all, this is not 1960 in Mississippi. I am referring to the gender segregation of men and women on buses with routes originating from the predominately Orthodox neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo in Jerusalem.Read More


HERvotes Launches To Preserve Women's Rights

By Nancy K. Kaufman

HERvotes Launches To Preserve Women's Rights
It’s ironic that in the very same period that the East Coast is experiencing a hurricane and a rare strong earthquake, we commemorate two “earth shaking” historic events. On August 18, 1920, women won a years-long fight for suffrage with ratification of the 19th Amendment; and on August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans spoke out for jobs and freedom at the March on Washington led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Read More


Justice Delayed

By Nancy K. Kaufman

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.Read More



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