The Downton Abbey-Era Jewish Suffragettes

These rabble-rousers helped ensure English women got the vote. From The Jewniverse.

The Jewish World called them “blackguards in bonnets.”

In October 1913, three women were thrown out of London’s New West End Synagogue during Yom Kippur services after loudly declaring: “May God forgive Herbert Samuel and Sir Rufus Isaacs for denying freedom to women; may God forgive them for consenting to the torture of women.”

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