The religious biweekly magazine Nashim (Women) has published its list of the 20 most influential women in the national-religious sector. A similar list of men is in the process of being compiled, though not by the same magazine.
The list was compiled and determined by the editorial staff of Nashim, a project of Makor Rishon, and by the magazine’s readers. In first place was named Dr. Bracha Zisser, winner of the Israel Prize who established the first national bone marrow registry, for the Ezer MiTzion organization. Mother of five children and married to businessman Moti Zisser, she also runs a rehabilitation center for young cancer patients. “My days are filled with much pain and suffering,” she said, “but also with the tremendous power of healing, devotion and life.”
In second place was chosen Miriam Feierberg, Mayor of Netanya, and in third place is Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi, who delivers nearly ten Torah classes each week for thousands of women each.
The list continues:
4. Yehudit Shilat and Emunah Elon
5. Prof. Shlomit Levenberg, bio-medical researcher in the Technion
6. Nadia Matar, co-founder of Women in Green
7. MKs Leah Ness and Tzipi Hotoveli
8. Liora Minke, chairperson of Emunah
9. Rabbanit Shulamit Melamed, co-founder and manager of Arutz-7
10. Sivan Rahav-Meir, television news reporter
11. Sarah Beck, television news reporter
12. Iris Stark, Vice President of the Israel Accountants Association
13. Dr. Chana Kehat, founder of the Kolech women’s organization
14. Perach Lerner, advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu
15. Orit Strook of Hevron, founder of the Yesha Legal Rights Organization
16. Dr. Chana Katan, Senior women’s doctor in Shaarei Zedek Medical Center, mother of 13.
17. Rabbanit Esty Rosenberg, pioneer of Talmud study for women
18. Daniella Weiss, co-founder of Gush Emunim
19. Chava Zingboim, Pioneer in medical cosmetics20. Chava Dibon, Co-creator of the Srugim TV series