Ruth Calderon

Ruth Calderon, an Israeli with a PhD in Talmud, was elected to the Knesset in January 2013. She quickly rose to celebrity status for her passion to bring Talmud and Jewish texts to all Jews regardless of religious observance or affiliation. She is the founder of two institutions devoted to the study of sacred texts: Alma, Home for Hebrew Culture in Tel Aviv and Elul Beit Midrash in Jerusalem.

View Dr. Calderon’s inaugural speech to Knesset which became a YouTube sensation.

Read how Dr. Calderon brought Talmud study to the Knesset.

Read a rabbi’s personal reflection on Calderon’s election to Knesset by Rabbi Steven Kushner, Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield, NJ.