Link Roundup: Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Government Shutdown

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.

On Tuesday, Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz was named as the new Chair of the Democratic National Committee, making her the third woman (and second Jewish woman) to ever hold the position. [Politico]

Jewish Women International released a new resource for Jewish clergy called Embracing Justice: A Guide for Jewish Clergy on Domestic Abuse. The guide provides rabbis and cantors with information and skills to support families experiencing domestic violence. [JWI]

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the launch of a National Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign for colleges and K-12 schools. The campaign will provide schools with guidelines about their responsibilities to prevent sexual assault, support victims, and pursue adequate disciplinary measures against perpetrators. [Ms. Magazine] [NPR]

The U.S. Government has until midnight tonight to reach a decision on budget cuts or face a major shutdown of all “non-essential” government operations. Democrats and Republicans have remained deadlocked over Planned Parenthood funding. [Huffington Post]

In honor of Hadassah’s 100th anniversary, Marjorie Ingall visited the organization’s archive of cookbooks to see what they revealed about the “interplay between Jewishness and Americanness,” as well as regional differences, among Jewish women over the past 90 years. [Tablet Magazine]