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Herstory Lesson #1: Summary of Jewish Women’s Movements from 1967-1973

Another part of my internship involves doing research for a professor who is working on a book on Jewish women’s involvement in the feminist movement of the later 20th Century, and my job has been to look at documents from women’s ogranizations and events that were specifically Jewish in focus. Even though Jewish women have always had a role in the development of feminism, including Shulamith Firestone of New York Radical Women and Redstockings, and several women in the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, their Jewishness and their relationship to Jewish society did not really get much airplay in their day-to-day activism. There are many, many reasons for this and I’ll leave that to my professor to explain in her book, but I’ll briefly summarize the trends in Jewish-focused feminism from 1967-1973, which are basically the years the whole thing got started.

Let’s do the time warp again!

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