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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish mother of 11 elected to Knesset

By Mason White 12:13 PM February 13, 2013
Orit Struk  

By: Shifra Unger
(scroll down for audio) The Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, now has a feisty representative in the Knesset to work on their behalf.

Israelis are known to have a passion to fight for their God given country.
After Israel gave up Gaza, most Israelis have recognised that it has been a terrible move, as the Muslims are now using Gaza, as a platform to kill innocent Jewish men, women and children.

Since then, there has been much talk about settlement freeze and/or giving away more Jewish settlements to the Palestinian Authority.

Many Jewish men and women who would otherwise not have gone into politics, felt the need to do so in order to save Jewish lives and their livelihoods.
There is a record number of legislators appointed to Knesset, who live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. There are also a record number of women serving in the Knesset.

Orit Struk, is a 52-year-old Ultra-Orthodox Jewish mother of 11.
Her children are between the ages of 13-years-old to 31-years-old, and she is a grandmother to 12 grandchildren.

After she married her husband Abraham Struk, they moved to a settlement in Hebron, where they became one of the first founding families of the Jewish community of Hevron.
Struk was one of the founders of the Organization for Human Rights in Judea and Samaria, which she still directs.

Last month, Struk was elected to the Knesset as number 10 on the list of Naftali Bennett’s Bayit Hayehudi or Jewish Home party.

When asked how she manages to balance public life with raising 11 children, she explained:
“It’s not easy, but for the sake of the Land of Israel we do many things that are not easy for us.” she went on to explain that as a mother of a large family she had a lot of sleepless nights, she was willing to do it for her family and she will do anything for the land of Israel.

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