The past two weeks have seen eight Orthodox women in both Israel and America ordained as clergy. The titles may vary – from Maharat to Rabba to Rabbi – but effectively all are now to be considered rabbis.
Many try to mitigate Barry Freundel’s crimes with the claim that peeping on women in the mikveh isn’t violent. Elana Sztokman couldn’t disagree more.
Long considered one of the country’s most sexist institutions, Israel’s police force is finally taking charges of sexual misconduct seriously writes Elana Sztokman.
What sparked Elana Sztokman’s newfound desire to learn how to bake challah? Haviva Ner David’s new book challenging traditional Jewish gender roles at home.
Feminist scholar and activist Elana Sztokman argues that the newly formed Haredi women’s party is just the most recent example of the feminist revolution taking place in the ultra-Orthodox world.
On Israel’s version of American Idol, a 30-year-old mother of four became a sensation after revealing that she had stopped singing for 10 years because of religion.
Israeli and Palestinian women are pushing to implement a UN resolution that takes their voices into account in future negotiations.
A ‘men’s only’ bomb shelter in the Israeli town of Ashdod refused to admit a female Knesset aide. She went instead to a women’s shelter — but it offered no protection against rockets.
Elana Sztokman felt old at the funeral for Israel’s slain teens, a massive gathering dominated by Jewish adolescents. What will they take away from this formative event?
The death of the kidnapped boys has released a sigh of collective grief in Israel, writes Elana Sztokman. It’s a joint response to a tragedy that transformed the country into one family.