Rachel Azaria

Rachel Azaria is a Jerusalem councilwoman representing the Yerushalmim Party. After 10 years in activist circles of environmentalism and Jewish law concerning women’s rights, Azaria established the Yerushalmim political party in 2008, representing young, religious and secular Jerusalemites. Azaria defines herself as an Orthodox feminist, and led campaigns for pluralism in Jerusalem, such as the campaign against segregation of women in the public sphere and the Kosher restaurants' battle against the Rabbinate's certification practices. Azaria represents young families and led the "Imahot Protest" in Jerusalem in the summer of 2011, helping to bring free education for children aged three and up. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and four children.

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