The trailblazing advocate

Rachel Levmore has spent decades bridging the worlds of Jewish law, academia and social activism in order to help individuals from all walks of life negotiate the difficult process of Jewish divorce.

October 24, 2013 09:49
RACHEL LEVMORE (left) receives the Leah Ain Globe Memorial Award at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue.

Leah Ain Globe Memorial Award 521. (photo credit: Courtesy)

‘I still look at myself as just a girl from Brooklyn,” laughs Dr. Rachel Levmore humbly, sitting down for an interview with The Jerusalem Post.

But that girl has managed some impressive achievements: This past August, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni appointed her to sit on the State Commission for the Appointment of Rabbinical Court Judges – the highest-level position a woman can reach in the country’s religious establishment.


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