Elissa Strauss


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


The Sad Lesson of Bar Rafaeli's Pole-Dancing Ad

By Elissa Strauss

Bar Rafaeli in a commercial for Carolina Lemke / Copyright: Youtube Read More


Modesty Is the New Black

By Elissa Strauss

Modesty Is the New Black
From the perennially chic Barneys New York, to chains like Zara, this season’s racks are filled with billowy dresses and oversized jackets. The styles are almost — dare we say it — modest?Read More


Sexual Assault and Double Standards

By Elissa Strauss

Sexual Assault and Double Standards
If 20% of Jewish college students experienced an anti-Semitic assault, we’d be up in arms. Yet that’s the figure for women and sexual assault — and we just accept it.Read More



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