Author(s): Elana Maryles Sztokman
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Across Israel, women are being threatened as a rising Orthodox Jewish faction seeks to suppress them. In this gripping expose, leading women's activist Elana Sztokman investigates the struggles of Israeli women against increasing religious and political oppression, from segregation on public buses to being barred from public events and erased from newspapers and ads. This weaves interviews and investigative research in a cutting-edge look at this alarming reality, and proposes solutions for creating a different, more egalitarian vision for religious culture in Israeli society and around the world.
DR. ELANA MARYLES SZTOKMAN is the Executive Director of JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, and a leading author and activist on the issue of religious feminism in Jewish life. Her first book The Men's Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World, won the 2012 National Jewish Book Council Award for Women's Studies. She lives in Modi'in, Israel, and works in New York.