About Zahava Englard Shapiro

Originally from New York, Zahava was lost in New Jersey for several years until found over a decade ago roaming the hills of Judea in Gush Etzion. An author of two books, “The Gilboa Iris” published by Gefen and “Settling for More: From Jersey to Judea” published by Devora. Her favorite quote is: “If it’s not controversial, why bother?” (Yes, the quote is her own.) She is a mother of four, with two sons having proudly served in IDF combat. Zahava is presently residing in Jerusalem, continues to publish articles for various online publications and is currently working on "the great Israeli novel."

All Articles

March 5, 2018

Bonnie is living proof that here in Israel, the ordinary can be extraordinary.

May 23, 2017

You think you know what sexy is? Think again.

January 18, 2017

2017’s top sexy settlers plus one surprise participant

December 22, 2016

It’s not up for grabs. It belongs to us. End of discussion.

September 13, 2016

Zahava says some inappropriate things

August 17, 2016

Zahava is also in Facebook jail

August 10, 2016

We are here, in our land of Israel, and we’re not going anywhere.

July 28, 2016

Just come home

July 14, 2016

The time to find our collective voice is way past overdue.