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Jewish Women Divided Over Women’s March Face Difficult Choices

posted on January 18, 2019

Religion News Service’s Yonat Shimron writes about divisions among Jewish women over Saturday’s third annual Women’s March on the National Mall in Washington. The outcry centers on the march organizers’ failure to distance themselves from anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Shana Becker, a Jewish lawyer and activist who is helping lead an independent Women’s March on January 26, writes of the march’s founders: “Their acts and omissions with relationship to anti-Semitism distract from the Women’s March and its allies, and cause harm.” Some Jewish women continue to support the march for its broader goals of electing Democratic leaders and building inclusivity.

Read at Religion News Service