Ruth Ebenstein

Ruth Ebenstein is an American-Israeli writer, historian, public speaker and peace activist who loves to laugh. She is writing a memoir, Bosom Buddies: How Breast Cancer Fostered an Unexpected Friendship Across the Israeli-Palestinian Divide. Ruth has published her shorter writing on both sides of the Atlantic and won two first-place Simon Rockower awards, sponsored by the American Jewish Press Association. Her essays have appeared in the Atlantic, TriQuarterly, Washington Post, Tablet, the Forward, Stars and Stripes, Education Week, Entropy, Quail Bell Magazine, and other publications. She has also penned a children’s book, All of this Country is Called Jerusalem. Find her online at, on Facebook at Laugh Through Breast Cancer – Ruth Ebenstein, and on twitter @ruthebenstein.