Because right now, even in 2018, there are serious gender-related problems corroding religious communities and spreading to the greater Israeli society.
This erasure of women is spreading fast and far, from insular traditional communities to the wider Jewish public. Magazines, banks, and even health clinics refuse to show pictures of women and girls.
Conversations about breast cancer and screening are taboo... with fatal consequences.
Jewish business women cannot use their own headshots in advertising their businesses, putting them at a costly disadvantage.
Haredi men have assaulted women in the name of “modesty.”
When women aren’t seen, their voices aren’t heard, their needs aren’t met, and the entire Jewish community suffers the consequences.
But when you donate to Chochmat Nashim, you join the fight to build a healthier Jewish community. A community that is balanced and normative. A community that doesn’t compromise its halachic values, and recognizes women as an inherent, active part of the community.
Your gift funds critical advocacy efforts, public campaigns, and legal action that will amplify the voices of Jewish women.
Because of you, girls will see magazine pictures of female role models in the frum world. And they will see that women should not, cannot, and must not be erased.
Because of you, boys will see the same images and understand that the sight of a woman is not taboo. They will grow up accepting and expecting women to be a respected part of the community.
Because of you, more Jewish women will aware of and able to discuss breast cancer. More will be diagnosed at an earlier stage, and be able to get treatment.
Your gift is an investment in every Jew in every Jewish community.
Censorship has pervaded our culture and now, more than ever, silenced women need your help.
Donate today and counter the damage caused by the systematic exclusion of women. Your gift makes the difference between extremism and Judaism you can be proud of.