The Torch explores gender and religion in the Jewish community. Named for Deborah the Prophetess, "the woman of torches," the blog highlights the passion and fiery leadership of Jewish feminists, while evoking the powerful image of feminists "passing the torch" to a new generation. Disclaimer: All posts are contributed by third party authors. JOFA does not assume responsibility for the facts and opinions presented in them.
Recently, the National Women’s Studies Association voted to endorse “the 2005 call by Palestinian civil society for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) of economic, military and cultural entities and projects sponsored by the state of Israel,” making it clear that in their opinion, true feminists should not support the State of Israel.
JOFA believes you can be both a proud feminist and friend of Israel. Where else do you find women who contribute so significantly to the armed forces? Where else do you find a country with women comprising over half the judicial system?
This Yom Ha’atzmaut stand up and be a #FeministFriendOfIsrael! Why are you a feminist and a friend of Israel?