Elana's first book, The Men's Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World , investigates a fascinating new sociological phenomenon: Orthodox Jewish men who connect themselves to egalitarian or quasi-egalitarian religious enterprises.
The first comprehensive examination of gender messages in Jewish education, this book is a must-read for educators, parents, and concerned lay people. Drawing on studies in education, social science, and psychology, as well as personal interviews, the authors show how traditional (mainly Orthodox) day school education continues to re-inscribe gender inequities and socialize students into unhealthy gender identities and relationships.
In this gripping exposé, leading women's activist Elana Sztokman investigates the struggles of Israeli women against increasing levels of religious and political intrusion into their lives, from segregation on public buses to being refused admittance to public events.
Masala Mamas is an award-winning book of recipes and stories celebrating the lives and cultures of incredible Indian women making a difference in the lives of children in the slums of Mumbai through food and love. All proceeds from the book go to support the women's project of providing hot meals for kids in school in the Kalwa slum in Mumbai.