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Link Roundup: Politics and Prayer

KraussWelcome to this week’s installment of Lilith’s Link Roundup. Each week we’ll 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.

This week, our friends at Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) introduced a free online curriculum designed to teach about Jewish activism in the Civil Rights Movement. This new gender-inclusive curriculum, named Living the Legacy, was developed by Judith Rosenbaum to include the lesser-known women Civil Rights activists and to give their stories a rightful place in history.  [The Sisterhood]

At a Knesset hearing on Monday, opposition leader Tzipi Livni argued that women should be more involved in peace negotiations. She emphasized that her argument was “not just a matter of women’s rights, but is in the best interest of the State of Israel.” [Jerusalem Post]

A new study conducted by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University found that women are more likely to give money, and on average give more money, than men. The study, called Women Give 2010, hopes to both encourage charities to expand their targeted donor base and encourage more women to give by showing them the powerful impact of their donations. [Feministing]

The Democrats may not have fared so well on Election Day, however there was some hope for many of the victorious Jewish candidates, including Senator Barbara Boxer, who also celebrated the 18th anniversary of becoming one of the first Jewish women elected to the U.S. Senate (the other being Dianne Feinstein) this week. [New Voices]

–Jill Finkelstein