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Hanukkah Inspires Activism–and Special Giftingism, from Lilith to You!

Welcome 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.


November 25th kicked off 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University. This year’s theme is Structures of Violence: Defining the Intersections of Militarism and Violence Against Women. The site offers resources and a calendar of activism events from around the world.

This week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was scheduled to vote on the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). Amnesty International started a Twitter advocacy plan on Twitter this week encouraging people to spread the word and take action. [Human Rights Now]

On Wednesday, Google honored the 55th anniversary of the day that civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. [Mashable]

Italian illustrator Alexsandro Palombo stirred up controversy with his sexualized interpretations of Anne Frank. [Jezebel]

A couple weeks ago, a study revealed that there is a significant wage gap among Jewish communal professionals. This week, Jill Jacobs, Rabbi-in-Residence at Jewish Funds for Justice, proposed a plan on how the Jewish community can close the gap and make sure that women are being fairly compensated for their work. [The Forward]

Gloria Feldt, women’s rights activist and author of “No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power,”  also offered advice on how female Jewish communal service professionals can get ahead and earn more money. [The Sisterhood]

Our upcoming Winter 2010 issue will include a major feature on women & work, including a report on the Jewish communal service wage gap study, conducted by Steve Cohen, and an amazing profile of Sara Horowitz, who started the Freelancers Union. We are currently offering a Huge Hanukkah Subscription Discount. Order now now through December 8th and save almost half on new subscriptions and gift subscriptions when you use the promo code HAN10!