Acclaimed journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir, author of the new ‘#Parasha,’ gave up most of her reporting career to spread the news about the weekly Torah portion.
Host: Let’s meet the most influential woman in the media, Sivan Rahav-Meir.
Rahav-Meir: A little correction, I’m also an author – I wrote #Parasha and The Burning Snapchat…
Let’s discuss the issue that we’re all concerned about
– Yes, parashat Va’era.
I was thinking of the ‘submarines affair.’
The public is sick of what’s been discussed to death, like submarines, etc. It’s more important to talk about something refreshing – like the weekly Torah portion.
That’s how divisions are created in the nation. When I say something and you disagree with me, it harms our unity.
That’s not a real conversation with acclaimed journalist and author Sivan Rahav-Meir, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it was.
Minutes after she sat down to speak with The Jerusalem Post about her best-selling book #Parasha: Weekly Insights from a Leading Israeli Journalist, newly translated into English, hit comic sketch show Eretz Nehederet spoofed her for the first time. (“The Burning Snapchat” is not a real book.)
Rahav-Meir takes the ribbing in stride. At her weekly Torah class in Jerusalem, which is open to the public and has hundreds of attendees each week, she showed the class a cartoon by Haaretz’s Amos Biderman, which depicts her as a news anchor announcing “our reporter, Moses.”
Both Eretz Nehederet and Biderman were spot-on. Like the parody version of Rahav-Meir, the real one talks like a consummate newswoman who’s simply shifted focus.