Dr. Ruth Westheimer is speaking Wednesday in Tel Aviv as part of the Tel Aviv International Salon TLV Young Professionals program. Known in the US simply as Dr. Ruth, the Jewish-American author gained attention for her frank discussion on matters of intimacy. Born in Germany, Dr. Ruth escaped the Holocaust and moved to the Land of Israel where she was trained as a sniper for the Hagana, the pre-state militia. She later fought in the War of Independence in 1948 where she was injured by a bomb shell. She later moved to France and eventually to the United States where she became a popular author and TV personality dealing with intimacy. Dr. Ruth will speak at the Nala'agat Center Theater at the Jaffa Port on Wednesday June 26th.