This Day in Jewish History 1902: Women Start Kosher Meat Boycott That Vanquishes a Monopoly

Beef prices rose 50% in a night and Jewish women picketed stores and recruited rabbis, creating a model for future strikes.

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On May 15, 1902, Jewish women on Manhattan’s Lower East side responded to a precipitous rise in the price of kosher beef with a boycott. The action soon spread to other New York boroughs and neighborhoods,...