Knesset member

Stav Shaffir: The Voice Of Youth Steps Up

The youngest-ever MK was re-elected in March.

04/28/2015
Editor And Publisher

Stav Shaffir, who will turn 30 this month, is the youngest-ever female member of the Knesset, first elected two years ago on the Labor Party slate and re-elected in March. She was one of the leaders of the social justice protest in Tel Aviv that attracted huge crowds, many sleeping in tents, during the summer of 2011. Her youth, outgoing personality and eloquence made her a natural to be the group’s spokesperson, which in turn attracted the Labor Party to recruit her. During her first term in the Knesset, Shaffir focused on affordable housing, especially for young people, and other issues related to social justice, from gender equality to Women of the Wall. She made headlines for assuring that Knesset budget allocations are made  transparent. Our interview took place at The Jewish Week offices shortly after the March elections.

Labor’s Stav Shaffir: Younger Israelis tired of living with a sense of fear. Gary Rosenblatt/JW

Talking With Ruth Calderon

In classroom and in parliament, MK Calderon aims to 'free and reclaim' Judaism.

06/19/2013
Editor and Publisher

Jerusalem — In the hour she spent with 150 young Jewish entrepreneurs and social activists from around the world last Wednesday morning at the annual ROI (Return on Investment) Summit here, new Knesset member Ruth Calderon chose to teach a Talmudic text, coax thoughtful comments about it from her audience, apply the discussion to modern-day situations, and then welcome questions about current affairs.

Ruth Calderon

Knesset Member Removed From Temple Mount

03/06/2013

 Moshe Feiglin, a Knesset member from the Likud party, was prevented from entering the Dome of the Rock and then removed from the Temple Mount.

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