100 Best Jewish Feminist Ideas

Aliyot for women – advocating for the rights of Agunot – safe, legal & accessible Abortion – eve’s Apple—knowledge is good – Archiving our foremothers’ stories - eradicating Breast cancer - Blessing & prayers addressing God as female – Busting abusive rabbis – Bat mitzvah for girls & grownups – Birth control pills – Bellydancing as childbirth preparation – Big-mouth women – Balance in work and life – Cholent/hameen/crockpot (so you can do anything you like while dinner cooks) – Counting women in the minyan – Cantors who are gals – Compassion for the egyptian mothers who lost their firstborn children – Divorce, knowing life goes on after - Doctor; be one (you don’t have to marry one) - Disabilities consciousness – treating Domestic workers justly – Daughters as heirs – Dust is not hametz, remember at passover – Eating with gusto – embracing Egalitarianism - the Equal rights amendment - taking women’s Friendship seriously – Frozen challah – jewish women’s Foundations – First-menstruation ceremonies – “Green” simchas – brides breaking a Glass too - saying “Germinal” (not “seminal”) - helping Girls—and boys—become feminists – Genderbending – Hamantasch as pudendal art – new feminist words in Hebrew – acknowledging women’s particular Holocaust experiences – Hairwise, grey being the new black – IVF - Introducing ourselves through our maternal line - women peace activists in Israel and around the world – the Internet as a radical tool for women’s liberation – overcoming the JAP stereotype – feminist Judaism a magnet for Jews by choice – Kosher shelters for battered women – Kaddish recited by women - Lactivism - Loving your jewish body – revisiting history with a gender Lens – not changing Last names – new Language for God – women as Leaders – new uses for Mikveh – Maternity leave - Miriam’s cup - Matchmaking – Mammograms – creating new Midrash - women as Mohels - Men who decline to join all-Male boards or panels – Never trusting the simple reading of a sacred text – saying “No.” – Naming the things that cause us pain and joy – Orange on the seder plate – Orthodox feminist as no Oxymoron – facing Paradoxical family legacies - Prenuptial agreements, halakhic and secular - the Personal as political – Pants – taking Paternity leave – feminist Philanthropy – dresses with Pockets – Protecting women & girls, men & boys from sexual harassment – mainstreaming Queer jews – Rosh hodesh – Rabbis who are women – self-made Rituals for healing - Simchat bat: newborn girl-naming ceremonies - Sisterhoods are powerful - Salons - teaching about pleasure in jewish Sex-ed - Single mothers by choice – Shabbat: girls saying kiddush – Sofrot (women scribes) – taking risks to report the Truth – Torah commentaries by women – Tampons – Tallitot for women – seating enough women at the board Table – The Underrated art of nagging – Vagina & Vulva are not Vulgar words – Vashti flags at the megillah reading - listening to women’s Voices - Winning… – Watching out for jewish women in the media – women praying at the Western Wall – Weddings for any couple who wants them - Women’s tefilah groups - Xenophilia - Yoatzot halakha: women interpreters of Jewish law – Yiddish as mame loshen, a female language – Yenta, the consummate networker – Zaftig is beautiful – Zionism—which teaches if you will it you can make it happen.

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