Author: Elana Sztokman

Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman is a gender writer, educator and consultant. Her book, The Men’s Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World, was published by the Hadassah Brandeis Institute, UPNE, in 2011.
God’s Girlfriends: A Review

Elana Sztokman analyzes this play exploring the relationships between female characters in the Bible. 

Does Judaism Generate Eating Disorders?

The trauma of food triggered by Yom Kippur reflects a deeper problem in Jewish culture when it comes to food. The overemphasis on food in excess in Jewish life—so often served by women—combined with family surroundings in which body commentary is the norm, can launch different painful relationships with food and body.

Voyeurism and the Yeshiva Girl

All girls at Orthodox schools whose knees, chests and elbows are glared at by staff to determine whether their clothes are too “immodest” are victims of voyeurism.