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Judith Yalon Fortus was born in London UK and schooled in Llwyn-y-Bryn High School for Girls, Swansea, South Wales. She graduated from Tel Aviv School of Interpreters, 1963. She was a member of Habonim in Swansea since circa 1950; of Hachsharat Noar and Hachshara - David Eder Farm, Sussex, 1956 – 1958. She immigrated to Israel in 1957, together with her brother Philip, as a member of Garin Heh, to Kfar HaNassi. She served in the IDF from 1958 – 1960. She was employed as a Hebrew-English translator in the Prime Ministers Office, Luboshitz Kasierer & Co., Certified Public Accountants and in "Globes", Israels Business Newspaper.

Today Judith is a self - employed Hebrew-English translator specializing in law and finance. She is currently translating a book on genocide for the Open University. She is a dabbler in "verse and worse", mostly for friends and family birthdays.

The books Judith has translated include: "Strategic Thinking - Game Theory with Economics & Business Applications", Prof. Aviad Heifetz, Cambridge University Press, 2012; "China Economics vs. the West - Bsor

Formula for Managing the Trade Conflict", Giora Bsor, 2010; "Lightless Vision" by Rebecca Slutzkin, Docostory Ltd.

2008; "His Majestys Enemies", Itamar Levin, Praeger Publishers, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001; "Helene", Chaya Nordheim, Docostory Ltd.; "Economy & Society Israel 1989" - edited by Prof. Yosef Gross, Seven Days Ltd.; "Israel Business and Taxation" - Luboshitz, Kasierer & Co., Certified Public Accountants, Tel Aviv, 1988; "Taxes in Israel - a Review for the Foreign Investor, Luboshitz, Kasierer & Co., Certified Public Accountants, Tel Aviv, 1988; "Land of the Hart", Arie (Lova) Eliav - Jewish Publication Society of America, 1974.

Her son and daughter and their children all live in Israel.

Tel Aviv 1968 ... Judith waves in triumph on the veranda of her newly-acquired flat in Bar Kochva Street

"You," Uncle Lew advised, unoriginally, "should become a tea...
Love story ... soul partners Edward and his wife Judith

It was 1989. Fiftyish, footloose and fancy-free, I was livin...

Tel Aviv’s Sheinkin . . . two views of the same street. Photos by Diana Rubanenko

So the charm of your storybook cottage has faded Your views ...