Rachel Azaria is an Israeli politician, currently serving as a member of the Knesset for Kulanu. She previously served as deputy mayor and member of the Jerusalem City Council. Between 2004 and 2007 Azaria was Director of Mavoi Satum, a nonprofit organization which assists Jewish women who have been denied a gett, a religiously accepted divorce, by their husbands. Under her leadership, the number of women who received a gett with assistance from organisation tripled, and Mavoi Satum won recognition as the main advocacy organization in this field in Israel.
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