Link Roundups

May 8, 2011 by

Link Roundup: Mother's Day Edition

Welcome to this week’s installment of Lilith’s Link Roundup. Each week we post Jewish and feminist highlights from around the web. If there’s anything you want to be sure we know about, email us or leave a message in the comments section below.

Rabbi Jason Miller of Detroit, Michigan shares how elevating female rabbis into leadership roles benefits Jewish community. [The Daily Rabbi]

On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Pete Stark introduced a new bill, called the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which would “prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved.” [Huffington Post]

In honor of Yom HaShoa, Michele Chabin and Galit Breen write about how to teach children about the Holocaust. [The Sisterhood] & [TC Jewfolk]

With all the false information floating around recently, the Guttmacher Institute released a short video with facts about abortion in the United States. [Jezebel]

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R.3, the No Tax Payer Funding for Abortion Act, which has raised concerns about how it would affect private insurance policies. If passed, H.R.3 would deny small businesses from receiving tax credits if their employee health benefits cover abortions and prevent women from using their tax benefits to pay for abortions. [Ms. Magazine]

And now a special Mother’s Day roundup:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the launch of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), a program designed to send information about maternal health to women in developing countries via cell phone messages. [Women Deliver]

Tamar Fox explains the significance of Mother’s Day falling on the same day as Israel’s Memorial Day just two and a half years after losing her mother to cancer. [Tablet Magazine]

From the Lilith archives: Learn about how these women chose an unconventional approach to parenting. [D-I-Y Parenthood]


  • Loren M. Scribner

    I have been invited to join in a project at ETS to develop an interfaith chaplaincy program. I am Christian but we would like very much to have a female rabbi on this planning session. Do you have name of female rabbis that I could contact? Loren