Dr Ruth shares her Holocaust and Haganah experiences on Zoom

June 14, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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World-renowned sex therapist and cultural icon Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer joined a webinar with the U.S. Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

In the webinar, Dr Ruth shared her experience surviving the Holocaust as a child and as a sniper in the Haganah from 1945-1948. The Haganah was the main paramilitary organization of the Jewish population in Mandatory Palestine prior to the establishment of Israel in 1948. Dr Ruth boasted that she was an excellent sniper and “an expert at throwing hand grenades,” admitting, however, she never killed anyone. Dr Ruth also shared that in 1948, on her 20th birthday, her legs were severely injured due to a bombing and two women next to her were killed.
Later in the webinar, Dr Ruth referred to the benefits of serving in the IDF as a life experience. “Anybody who serves in the IDF, I can promise them, once they are finished, they will have good sex for the rest of their life,” she said.

Dr Ruth has over 98,000 followers on Twitter @AskDrRuth. A one-woman show about her life, “Becoming Dr Ruth,” has played in New York and other cities while a documentary about her life, “Ask Dr. Ruth,” was shown in theatres was featured in Australia’s Jewish International Film Festival. Dr Ruth teaches at Columbia’s Teachers College and Hunter College, lives in New York, and has two children and four grandchildren.
Jerry Levine, an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, investigative journalist, and former Miami news anchor, moderated the event. FIDF National Chairman Emeritus Dr Nily Falic introduced Dr Ruth.

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