Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Broad range of Jewish groups drawn to March for Women's rights: "This weekend's march on Washington for reproductive rights, an election-year exercise in mass message-sending, has a substantial Jewish component. Two major national Jewish women's organizations and three religious denominations are organizing busloads of participants for Sunday's March for Women's Lives on the National Mall in Washington."

"Rabbi Sally Priesand, the first woman ordained as a rabbi in the United States, said she is traveling to the rally because she wants to preserve women's rights and the rights of Jews to practice their religion. 'Judaism says very specifically that a fetus is not a person until birth and until it survives 30 days,' said Priesand, who is traveling with a contingent from her synagogue, Monmouth Reform Temple, in Tinton Falls, N.J."

To the Chief Musician. Set to 'The Deer of the Dawn.' A Psalm of David.: "But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother's breasts. I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother's womb You have been My God."

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.: "You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them."

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