PEOPLE OF ISRAEL: Dr. Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar

ID: Today she teaches college students at the Sapir Academic College near Sderot

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August 22, 2018 11:48
PEOPLE OF ISRAEL: Dr. Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar

Dr. Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Jerusalem-born Dr. Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar is the granddaughter of one of the most influential rabbis in religious Zionism. She has preserved her strict religious observance while becoming a feminist, as she researches the lives of women inside closed societies. She wrote her doctorate on ultra-Orthodox women, and then started to study Amish women and life for women in closed
societies.

How was it to grow up as the granddaughter of the influential Rabbi and Knesset Member Moshe Zvi Neriya?

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