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Reva Mann, born to a rabbinical family, was educated in central
London in an aristocratic ladies’ college and later at Hebrew
University Jerusalem where she read literature and archeology.
Extremely close to her Chief Rabbi of Israel grandfather, the
Holy Land was always a first choice - she came to live in Israel
in 1979. An ultra-orthodox seminary came next where Reva
spent two of the best years of her life immersed in Torah
learning and esoteric study. Much of her devout experience in
the yeshiva world (and not-so-devout London youth) is
described in her memoir The Rabbi’s Daughter (Hodder and
Stoughton U.K. Dial Press USA).
After her disengagement from the Haredi world and Hassidic
husband, Mann wrote a weekly column for the London Jewish
News and Boston Advocate and still writes divrei Torah for a
Los Angeles charity.
She has recently moved from the Holy City to the foothills of
the Carmel Mountains. She is busy writing a new book about her
experiences living on a Greek island, swimming daily in the
Mediterranean, and hosting her three beautiful children.

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