As far back as I can trace my forbears, we have been Jews. On my mother’s side, they were Sephardic, with names like Abulafia and Benvenisti (or Benveniste), going all the way back to the Iberian Peninsula. These names still exist in various parts of the world today, including Greece, Mexico, the United States, and Israel. On my father’s side, I am the great-granddaughter of Moshe Shertok, soldier, journalist, and diplomat, who with the name Moshe Sharett, served as the second prime minister of the fledgling State of Israel and as its first foreign minister.
I was born in Israel, educated... Read More