Tag: Elana Sztokman

When Rabbis Abuse: A Q&A With Elana Sztokman

“For so many of us, feminism is about our physical experiences. We are engaged in this work out of a response to something that happened to us viscerally.”

My Daughter, The Soldier

I suddenly felt the presence of Jewish women throughout the ages who dared to defy social expectations by being strong, outspoken, independent and physical. I was filled with gratitude for all those brave women – and men – who gave their lives over the past 150 years so that Jews would have the opportunity to simply stand unimpeded in this space. I watched these young women and felt like they embodied that spirit