Elissa Strauss


Looking for My Gloria Steinem or Bella Abzug

By Elissa Strauss

Looking for My Gloria Steinem or Bella Abzug
Elissa Strauss didn’t realize when she was young that all her role models were men. She wants to know why no one taught her about Gloria Steinem or Bella Abzug.Read More


Who Bakes the Challah?

By Elissa Strauss

Who Bakes the Challah?
In 2015, the Forward will explore whether women still do a disproportionate amount of the work around the Jewish holidays. Elissa Strauss offers an introduction.Read More


Not Afraid To Be a Girlie Girl

By Elissa Strauss

Not Afraid To Be a Girlie Girl
Unlike other Jewish comics, Amy Schumer’s point of view is unapologetically feminine. She represents a new stage in the evolution of the funny JAP, writes Elissa Strauss.Read More


Should You Give Jewishly?

By Elissa Strauss

Should You Give Jewishly?
There are plenty of variables to weigh when deciding how to support charities. Elissa Strauss writes that it’s even more complicated if one chooses to give Jewishly.Read More


Clothes Help Make Us — From the Fig Leaf to Ralph Lauren

By Elissa Strauss

Clothes Help Make Us  — From the Fig Leaf to Ralph Lauren
Clothing shapes our identity in ways that can be hard to express, writes Elissa Strauss. Still, even a glance at Jewish history makes clear the importance of what we wear.Read More



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