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Add event to calendar 11/13/2019 19:00 11/13/2019 20:00 America/New_York 'Raise Your Voice': A Feminist Perspective on Israeli Society

Israel was one of the first countries to allow women vote and it was among the first to have a woman head of state. Meanwhile, about 170 miles away — closer than Boston is to New York — in Saudi Arabia, women only just earned the right to drive last year.

Yet, in spite of some great achievements, Israeli society is now struggling with a backlash to feminism. Join Rabbi Dr. Ayala Samuels for an insider’s perspective on women’s issues in Israel as she addresses questions like: How does religious extremism affect Muslim and ultra-Orthodox women? What impact has Women of the Wall had on public discourse? And what are the biggest threats to feminism in Israel?

This event is open to the public free of charge and is made possible thanks to Stephen Wise Free Synagogue’s Israel Committee and Women’s Organization. RSVP here.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 West 68th Street, New York, NY US 10023

Israel was one of the first countries to allow women vote and it was among the first to have a woman head of state. Meanwhile, about 170 miles away — closer than Boston is to New York — in Saudi Arabia, women only just earned the right to drive last year.

Yet, in spite of some great achievements, Israeli society is now struggling with a backlash to feminism. Join Rabbi Dr. Ayala Samuels for an insider’s perspective on women’s issues in Israel as she addresses questions like: How does religious extremism affect Muslim and ultra-Orthodox women? What impact has Women of the Wall had on public discourse? And what are the biggest threats to feminism in Israel?

This event is open to the public free of charge and is made possible thanks to Stephen Wise Free Synagogue’s Israel Committee and Women’s Organization. RSVP here.

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