Dr. Aliza Lavie is a senior lecturer and a leading author, publicist, and social activist. She is a highly published expert in the role of women in Judaism, Israel-Diaspora relations and pluralism in Israel.
As a Member of Knesset for Yesh Atid party from 2013-2019 she chaired both the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality and the Subcommittee on Combating Trafficking in Women and Prostitution. Caucus on Religion and State, the latter focusing on strengthening Israel’s relationship with Diaspora Jewry and maintaining Israel’s commitment to be a Jewish and democratic state. MK Lavie was named “Outstanding Member of Knesset “in recognition of her leadership and achievements in parliament.
Dr. Lavie’s academic research examines women in Jewish culture and identity, the Jewish world, politics and society. Her book titled, A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book that received both gold and platinum bestseller awards. The English version (Random House publisher) won the 2008 National Jewish Book Award. Lavie is a prominent figure in the public conversation on Jewish culture in Israel, where her legislative work, research and writing pull lessons from history and apply them to the current public and political spheres. Her research and writing seeks to extract lessons from history and apply them to the public and political spheres today.