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Inspiring Quotes by Jewish Women

Marking International Women’s Day, here are some thought-provoking quotes by a wide range of Jewish women.

Before Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, There was Queen Esther

Esther didn’t only save the Jewish people; she transformed the power of women.

How a Jewish Mother Smashed the Glass Ceiling at a Prestigious Wall Street Law Firm

Lydia Kess helped pave the way for working mothers, Shabbat-observant Jews and others in corporate America.

Jewish Women Share Stories of Crisis, Healing, and Strength

New book from The Layers Project breaks taboos and stigmas.

Out of Iran, Finding My Voice

As an Iranian Jewish woman who grew up in Iran wearing a hijab, my childhood and experience of feminism is vastly different than most women.

Lifestyle of a Hasidic Woman

A deep dive into the Hasidic world of Boro Park, guided by Malky, a resident.

PODCAST: The Power of the Jewish Woman

Learning from our matriarchs, Dina Coopersmith talks about the insights and influence that exist in every Jewish woman.

The “Billy Graham” Rule and the Mississippi Governor’s Race

Is it sexist or sane policy to insist a third-party come along when a female reporter wants to interview a male candidate on the campaign trail?

Mommy, You’re Fat!

The cultural obsession with image and size is everywhere, and so are the destructive ramifications.

Rocking My Crown: Highs and Lows of Covering My Hair

I walk around in this world with a constant awareness of who I am as a married Jewish woman – off limits to other intimate relationships.

I'm Not Your Toy... But What Am I?

Beauty is not the most important value.

Mikveh and Miscarriage

I was overcome with a pronounced feeling of unfairness. I wasn’t supposed to be here tonight.

Praying with My Feet

Last year at this time I was preparing to freeze my eggs. This year, I’m planning my wedding.

I Feel Pretty: Can Confidence Make a Woman Beautiful?

Amy Schumer’s mediocre film raises important issues about self-esteem and beauty.

Invite These Five Women to Your Seder

Women who played a pivotal role in Exodus story.

My Journey through Infertility

My husband and I conceived our first child effortlessly, but the second time would never happen naturally again.

Babatha & the Role of Women in the 2nd Century

Exploring the mysterious 2nd-Century find in the Cave of Letters.

A Jewish Perspective on the Feminine

A fascinating analysis of Judaism’s perspective on the nature of the masculine and feminine.

Modest Fashion Is All the Rage: Can the Trend Last?

Women today are declaring their need to feel more protected and more empowered through clothing that covers more than it reveals.

As a Woman, Finding My Voice

In academia and work, I kept feeling silenced. Surprisingly, it was people in the Orthodox Jewish community who took me seriously.

Staying at Home with the Kids on Rosh Hashanah while My Husband Prays in Shul

Examining our patriarchal assumptions about which work is important.

Jewish Women in the Footsteps of Wonder Woman

Growing up surrounded by only girls enabled me to develop my self-worth independent of the admiration and judgment of boys.

(Not) Dressed for the Prom

What message are we giving our daughters when we pay for revealing dresses that objectify their body?

Becoming a Mother Changed How I View My Body

My journey from having a negative body image to finding self-love.

The Power of Women’s Leadership

Understanding the deeper connection between Miriam, Tu B'Shvat and celebrating the New Moon.

A Woman’s Hard Choice

Brenda Barnes, the first female CEO of PepsiCo who ignited a firestorm by resigning to spend more time with her family, died last week.

Why Being an Orthodox Jewish Mom Makes Me a Better CEO

Sarah Hofstetter is not your typical ‘ad man.’

Why I Choose to Dress Modestly

While Victoria’s Secret Angels are free to go bare on the runway, am I no less free to cover up in public?

A Jewish Perspective on Gender

Miriam Kosman’s groundbreaking book conveys a sophisticated approach to the Torah’s view of male and female forces.

Jewish Fashion Design

A new fashion design sketchbook shows less isn’t always more.

Why I Don’t Touch Men

Because touch is sacred and my body is sacred. And sacred things should be saved for sacred moments.

Honor Diaries

Breaking the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls in Muslim societies.

Targeting Stay-At-Home Moms

Are stay-at-home moms weak and dependent?

Renée Zellweger’s Unpopular New Face

Old is not ugly. Looking like a mask of your former self is ugly.

Sukkot and the Single Woman

A holiday of thankfulness and self-invention.

A Life Unexpected: The Childless Woman

Even though I married later in life, I anticipated having children. I still can’t believe it’s not going to happen. I wasn’t prepared for this.

I Am Beautiful

What do girls see when they look into the mirror?

A Letter to My Body

I love and respect you, but I don’t want my life to revolve around you.

Dressing for Distraction

Is the gender gap partially a fabric gap?

Mikvah Misconceptions

Going to the mikvah is not about getting clean. It’s about getting alive.

Virtue Makes You Beautiful

A viral video about modesty.

My Modesty Revolution

Dressing modestly states: I am defined by who I am inside, not by what I look like on the outside.

Empower Your Jewish Journey

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