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      Bone Marrow Registry Founder Heads List of Influential Women

      Religious magazine lists 20 most influential women in national-religious sector. Similar list of males is in process of being compiled.
      By Hillel Fendel
      First Publish: 8/3/2010, 5:57 PM / Last Update: 8/4/2010, 5:32 PM

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      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 cosmetics

      20. Chava Dibon, Co-creator of the Srugim TV series