Born in Germany in 1926 to Orthodox parents, Shalvi grew up in London and studied English at Cambridge, before moving to Jerusalem in 1949 where she went on to pursue a PhD at Hebrew University, eventually teaching English Literature.
In 1950, Shalvi met and married her husband, Moshe Shelkowitz (later Shalvi), who died in 2013. They had six children together.
One of Shalvi's greatest accomplishments was the establishment of the Pelech School which she headed from 1975 to 1990. This experimental/ progressive religious high school for girls in Jerusalem has become a model for women's Orthodox education across the country.
Shalvi was a co-founder of the Israel Women's Network, established to advance the status of women.
In 2007 she was awarded the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievements in the areas of education, social welfare and human rights.
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Table of Contents
A Portrait 1
Perl Margulies, My Mother 3
Benzion Margulies, My Father 9
Grandmothers I: Margola, My Oma 15
Grandmothers II: Oma Feige 18
The Volcano Erupts
The Namir Commission 221
Gender Discrimination 256
Art and Culture 267
Israel Defense Forces 280
The Schechter Institute Of Jewish Studies 295
My Brother, Of Blessed Memory 301
My Husband 312
Towards An Ending 320