Malka Puterkovsky has taught and studied Talmud and Jewish law in various settings in Israel for more than three decades. The former head of Midreshet Lindenbaum, an institution of higher education for religious young women that combines Torah study with military service, Malka is a founder and member of Forum Takana, an organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse by people with authority in the Orthodox community. She is also a member of the Koby Mandell Foundation, which supports families of victims of terror attacks, and of the non-profit organization that supports the Maaleh School of Film and Television. From 2014 to 2015, Malka served on the Ministry of Health's committee that determines Israel's Medical Services Basket, where she was a public representative specializing in questions of Jewish law. Her book Walking on Her Path: Life Challenges from a Halakhic and Moral Perspective was published in Hebrew in 2014. Malka holds a master’s degree in Talmud from Tel Aviv University, and was honored as a torch lighter at the state Independence Day ceremony in 2015. She is married, a mother of five, and lives in Tekoa.
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