Bambi Sheleg, Israeli journalist and magazine editor, Died at 58

  Media, Writer

Bambi Sheleg was born in 1958, in Chile and died on August 15, 2016.

She was an Israeli journalist and founding editor of the magazine Eretz Acheret.

Sheleg moved to Israel with her family at the age of 12.

She earned a BA in Jewish history and English literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and studied Jewish philosophy at the Shalom Hartman Institute.

Bambi Sheleg was married to Yair Sheleg, a journalist with the Israeli daily, Ha’aretz, and a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute. She lived in Jerusalem with her husband and three children.

She started her career as a reporter and associate editor for Nekuda, a journal of the settlers of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

Then, she edited a children’s magazine called Otiot (1987–1997).

She moved to the Israeli daily Maariv in 1996, where she continues to write a regular column.

Frequently, Bambi appears as a guest commentator on television and radio talk shows, and lectures and participates in panel discussions throughout Israel.

Sheleg was widely respected as a voice dedicated to promoting Israeli and Jewish discourse that places emphasis on issues of society and identity.

She received the Liebhaber Prize for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism and Tolerance in Israel, awarded by the Masorti Movement of Israel in 1998, for recognition of her efforts to build bridges between different communities in Israel.

AShe died due to cancer.

Bambi Sheleg passed away at 58 years old.