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The Robert Slater Interview: Balancing act
ByROBERT SLATER
November 4, 2013 09:30
A mother, a successful author and feminist columnist, Lihi Lapid now has also to juggle the role of wife of the finance minister.

The spouses of local politicians often live in the shadow of their partners, rarely seen in public, rarely heard from. Lihi Lapid, the 45-year-old wife of Israel’s Finance Minister Yair Lapid, however, is different. She is a well-known figure in her own right – one of the country’s leading feminists; the author of two best-selling novels, a best-selling children’s book, and a best-selling cookbook; and also a highly popular newspaper columnist writing on women’s issues.

She acknowledges that all these activities have made it difficult for her to navigate between motherhood and working outside the house. She came to the conclusion years ago that trying to continue her career as a professional news photographer after having two children was impossible. Elaborating on this, she tells The Jerusalem Report, “I realized that for the first time in my life the fact that I was a woman and a mother didn’t go with my profession.”

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