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    Esther Rafaeli

   

Esther Rafaeli was born in Tel Aviv in 1922, to Polish parents.

In 1927 the family moved to Australia, where she spent her childhood, and graduated from Melbourne University with a degree in English Language and Literature. She worked as a journalist for the Australian Jewish Herald before making Aliya with her brother in 1949. She met her Polish-born husband in Israel and together they had 4 children, residing in Jerusalem for 50 years. 

Esther was a full time mother, who wrote for her own enjoyment, but she also received a second degree in English Literature and Special Education from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. 

Her writing has been published in both Hebrew and English. She passed away in 2014.



 

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  • My Blue Kitchen

    Esther Rafaeli

    My Blue Kitchen is a collection of memories recorded by Esther Rafaeli over 50 years of marriage. In these, she tells the story of her family's history, the joys and challenges of life in the early days of the State of Israel and other centers of Jewish life during the 20th Century.

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  • Tell Me a Story

    Esther Rafaeli

    Available December 2015 A collection of stories by Esther Rafaeli. Written over a period of years, with no particular theme in mind. reflecting events of jewish life and experience throughout the world in the 19th and 20th centuries. Esther (Shapiro) Rafaeli was born in Tel Aviv (Palestine) and grew up in Australia. She graduated from Melbourne University, and in Feb. 1950 she married Alexander (Sacha) Rafaeli z"l, of Riga. After bringing four children into the world, she earned her second degree at Hebrew University, in English Literature and Special Education. She was a volunteer docent at the Hebrew Museum for over thirty years, and also researched and wrote a biography of an illustrious ancestor, Reb Aisel Harif of Slonim and his descendants, which was published in English and in Hebrew. Her Children and grandchildren all live in Israel. Distributed by KTAV Publishing House Learn More

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