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

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

Elana Maryles Sztokman

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THIS EYE-OPENING LOOK AT THE RISING OPPRESSION OF ISRAELI WOMEN OFFERS A RALLYING CRY FOR HOW WOMEN EVERYWHERE CAN FIGHT BACK.ACROSS ISRAEL-one of the worlds most democratic countries-women are being threatened and abused as ultra-Orthodox JewishMoreTHIS EYE-OPENING LOOK AT THE RISING OPPRESSION OF ISRAELI WOMEN OFFERS A RALLYING CRY FOR HOW WOMEN EVERYWHERE CAN FIGHT BACK.ACROSS ISRAEL-one of the worlds most democratic countries-women are being threatened and abused as ultra-Orthodox Jewish factions seek to suppress them. In this stunning exposé, award-winning author and leading Jewish womens activist Elana Sztokman reveals the struggles of Israeli women against this increasing oppression, from segregation on public buses-in a move Hillary Clinton called reminiscent of Rosa Parks-to being silenced in schools and erased from newspapers and ads. This alarming patriarchal backlash isnt limited to Israel either: its repercussions endanger the rights and freedoms of women from Afghanistan to America.But theres hope as well: courageous feminist activists within the Orthodox world are starting to demand systemic change on these fronts, and, with some support from non-Orthodox advocates, theyre creating positive reforms that could help women everywhere.Blending interviews with original investigative research and historical context, Sztokman traces the evolution of this struggle against oppression and proposes solutions for creating a different, more egalitarian vision of religious culture and opportunity in Israeli society and around the world.Fearless and inspiring, The War on Women in Israel brings to light a major social and international issue and offers a rousing call to action to stop the repression of women in Israel and worldwide.