Celebrate Fiercely Independent Jewish Women This July 4th

Many of you may not know this, but there is a kind of rite that happens here at JWA for newbies such as myself: to be given an assignment with almost impossible challenges.

It all began, innocently enough: we decided we would honor July 4th, our country’s independence day, by inviting you, the JWA community, to tip your hats to the Fiercely Independent Jewish Women in your lives—women who you call bubbe or mom; your teacher, lawyer, or hairstylist; your cancer-surviving cousin; your best friend who left a dead-end relationship; your great-grandmother who migrated from Russia, with two suitcases and two children. You get the idea.

In 150-200 words, we ask that you honor the FIJW (Fiercely Independent Jewish Woman) in your life by submitting a short tribute to us by Friday, June 29. Many will be posted on this blog, and one submission will “win.” The author of the winning tribute will receive a set of JWA’s collectible “Women of Valor” posters, serious JWA glory.

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