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Philadelphia Rabbi Celebrates New Women’s Interfaith Initiative

A mere thirteen days before the presidential election, the Interfaith Center of Philadelphia formally launched the first of its kind program entitled “Visionary Women: Rooted in Faith, Committed to Justice.” Associate Executive Director of the Interfaith Center, Nicole Diroff was concerned that at best, twenty women would sign on and she would feel compelled to personally invite participants, given that attendees were asked to commit one Sunday afternoon monthly for six months.

What Fighting Anti-Semitism Can Teach Us About Battling Transphobia

I can’t say I’m surprised that President Trump has reversed Obama-administration guidelines allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice. Yes, partly because it seems like the sort of thing he’d do, but also, more specifically, because of what “Transgender” has come to represent in the culture.

Getting a Feminist Get

When my ex and I divorced in 2010, I didn’t think much about a get. I loved him but I knew that the relationship was beyond repair. Our civil divorce was uncomplicated. We’d been married only two years, and had no children together. We agreed that both of us would leave the marriage with what we had come in with. We filed jointly. I got a copy of the decree with the judge’s signature in the mail a few days later, and that was it.

Amazingly, One Can Care About Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

It is plainly upsetting that JCCs, which are among other things nursery schools, are getting bomb threats. It’s sufficiently non-controversial to call this bad that even Ivanka Trump, even (eventually) President Trump, got on that bandwagon.

Aly Raisman Still Enjoying Victory Lap — With Eye On Tokyo 2020

Aly Raisman has been caught up in a whirlwind since helping the United States to its golden haul in Rio — and has her sights on the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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