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Elana's Books

Elana's writing focuses on societal trends, culture, equality, education, religion, social justice, abuse, and gender. Two of her books won the National Jewish Book Council award, and one won the Gourmand Award. Follow her newsletter, The Roar. 

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A pioneering, hard-hitting, and comprehensive analysis of one of the most painful subjects in Jewish communal life: Sexual abuse. 

"A must read" -- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

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Personal and political reflections on growing up in the Orthodox Jewish world as a female with a body that was molded according to painful ideals of gender, beauty, femininity, and sexuality. 

"Trailblazing!" -- Tel Aviv Review of Books

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A colorful, inspiring exploration of the lives of Indian women working in the Kalwa slum in Mumbai to provide nutrition and sustenance to children in school -- to keep them off the street, to ensure that they get an education, and to help break the cycle of poverty. Proceeds from this book go to the women of Gabriel Project Mumbai

WINNER of the Gourmand Award in the category of Fundraising

"An incredibly informative and inspiring book." -- Jenny Chandler, United Nations Special Ambassador for International Year of Pulses 2006

Read more and purchase the book here

The War on Women in Israel: A Story of Religious Radicalism and the Women Fighting for Freedom

An comprehensive and eye-opening exploration of political and social pressures in the State of Israel to render women silent and invisible. 

"Cutting, candid, and lucid, Sztokman’s account of injustice makes an eloquent plea for “the assertion of a secular-democratic vision for Israeli society” and will inspire more dialogue.  -- Publisher's Weekly


"Compelling....impressive..." -- Jewish Book Council


The Men's Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World 

 A pioneering investigation into the identities of Orthodox men as they grapple with feminism, egalitarianism, and masculinities. Based on interviews with 54 men who participate in "partnership minyanim", Orthodox-feminist spaces that are experimenting with gender equality in a patriarchal culture. 

WINNER of the 2011 National Jewish Book Council Award in Women's Studies



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