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7 Jewish Feminist Ways to Celebrate May Day

4) Join a picket line. Education workers are engaged in work stoppages across the country today, so march alongside them. Never crossing a picket line is an excellent embodiment of Jewish values—and if anyone does so in your presence, boo them like you’d boo Haman but with even more vigor.

5) Memorize the lyrics to “daloy politzei. And belt the song at the top of your lungs. That way you’ll be ready for your next Brooklyn Shabbos. If memorizing old Yiddish songs isn’t your thing (fair), you can always go with “Bread and Roses” commemorating the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike whose leaders included women like radical Jewish feminist Rose Schneiderman who popularized the iconic phrase.

6) Preserve Jewish continuity by buying a diaper and painting it red. Hold it up in the air while publicly pledging to raise your interfaith children (or your friends’ interfaith children if having kids isn’t your thing) in the spirit of May Day.

7) Above all, give the fascists hell. Solidarity forever!


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