A French female rabbi who was once a professional model has appeared on the cover of ELLE France, feted as one of the country’s top intellectuals.
Bestselling author Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, 45, who leads a 1,000-family liberal Jewish congregation in Paris, was pictured for an interview in which she spoke about antisemitism in France –
the subject of her latest book.
Aged 17, Horvilleur went to Israel to study medicine and joined the Meretz Party. As one of the leading voices of the European Jewry, she was invited to take part in the select international group of intellectuals who drafted the Declaration of Our Common Destiny – new foundational document of Jewish unity – and presented this draft to President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem last September.