Rivka Ravitz Main Woman President Rivlin Ultra-Orthodox

Rivka Ravitz is destroying stereotypes. She’s an ultra-orthodox mother of 11 who is also President Reuven Rivlin’s powerful chief of staff. 

Rivka Ravitz, 39, has been called a modern-day “renaissance woman.” She is talented, well-educated and has one of the most important roles in Israeli politics. She certainly challenges the ultra-orthodox female stereotype.

Ravitz, who has been by Rivlin’s side for the past 16 years, is considered to have been the engine behind his presidential victory.