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Ruth Calderon

Ruth Calderon is one of Israel’s leading figures spearheading efforts to revive Hebrew culture and a pluralistic Israeli-Jewish identity. In 1989 she co-established Beit Midrash Elul in Jerusalem. In 1996, in Tel Aviv, she founded ALMA, Home for Hebrew Culture. Ruth is the author of A Bride for One Night (2001) and Talmudic Alpha Beta (2014). From 2013 to 2015, Ruth was a Knesset member from the Yesh Atid Party, where she was Deputy Speaker.  Ruth holds a Master of Arts and PhD in Talmud from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.