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Audio: Toby Willig, Powerhouse Octogenarian Speaks Out on Israel


Toby Willig, powerhouse octogenarian says it loud and proud: Israel Matters!
11/14/2013, 11:16 AM

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Raised in a home of immigrants who made it their business to integrate so as to make a difference, Toby Willig is a person who toils tirelessly to make a difference in this world and in the lives of others.

In New York she was the national president of Emunah Women, and very connected in the political scene as well. After she retired, she and her husband moved to Jerusalem with some trepidation: would she be able to make as much of a difference in the world?

Her worries were unfounded. Twenty six years later, Mrs. Willig is just as active and influential. She learned that Jerusalem really is the microcosm of the world, and her volunteer activities have exposed her to a variety of types of people from all over the world.

Perhaps best known for her articulate, sometimes cutting and always pro-Zionist letters to the editor of the Jerusalem Post, Toby says that the perfect combination for making a difference in this world is a broad knowledge base and a sense of worldliness, combined with a strong and solid Torah base.

Tune in to meet this incredible octogenarian with the energy of dozens of women half her age, as she tells her story with panache!

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Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: www.bet-el.muni.il/tour_english.asp and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: www.facebook.com/beitel.heritage.center To "like" the Hebrew page: www.facebook.com/jacobs.dream Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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