Esther Herlitz, who broke the glass ceiling many times over, dies at 94

Esther Herlitz, who died on Thursday at age 94, played many roles in the creation and building up of the state – as a diplomat, establishing the women’s army unit in a besieged Jerusalem, a member of Tel Aviv City Council, an adviser to Golda Meir, founder of the Center for Volunteer Services, a MK, and taking a senior role in Na’amat.

She was honored last year for her “lifetime of achievement and special contribution to society and the state,” the only woman among the Israel Prize recipients for 2015.


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