Never a Native

Never a Native

by Alice Shalvi

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"Alice Shalvi is one of the few women in the world who lived through a world devastated by fascism, and advanced a democracy in which people are linked, not ranked. Reading about her past will inspire our future." Gloria Steinem

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905559978
Publisher: Halban
Publication date: 09/20/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Born in Essen, Germany in 1926, Alice Shalvi and her family escaped Nazi Germany and established themselves in London. She read English at Cambridge and later emigrated to Israel in 1949, where she became enormously influential in women’s education, promoting women’s status, peace dialogues and challenging conventional religious practice. Her name is synonymous with social activism and achievement.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi


A Portrait 1

Perl Margulies, My Mother 3

Benzion Margulies, My Father 9

Grandmothers I: Margola, My Oma 15

Grandmothers II: Oma Feige 18


Childhood 21

Adolescence 49

Studies 77

Homecoming 133

The Volcano Erupts

Academia 191

Class 213

The Namir Commission 221

Religion 228

Judaism 231

Education 234

Status 250

Gender Discrimination 256

Art and Culture 267

Media 270

Health 274

Trafficking 277

Israel Defense Forces 280

Palestinians 286

The Schechter Institute Of Jewish Studies 295

My Brother, Of Blessed Memory 301

My Husband 312

Towards An Ending 320

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