Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman is the executive director of JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. A writer, researcher, educator and organisational consultant who has been active in Orthodox feminism for the past 17 years, Elana holds a doctorate in gender and education from Hebrew University. She is the author of the award winning The Men’s Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World (Brandeis, 2011) and The War on Women in Israel: A Story of Religious Radicalism and the Women Fighting for Freedom (Sourcebooks, 2014).
Our Voice of the Fortnight is “The Lachish Story”, a film from the Steven Spielberg Archive at Hebrew University. The film shows Moroccan immigrants’ journey from France to Israel in the early years of statehood, and the adjustment of one family to life in a moshav in the Lachish region.