Yael is an Israeli journalist and a leading Orthodox feminist activist. Born and raised in Jerusalem, she attended Pelech High School, studied Jewish theology at Migdal Oz and Midreshet Lindenbaum, worked with new immigrants and Bedouin in the south as part of her IDF service, and studied in history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; all of which gave her the knowledge and experience to succeed in tackling complicated civic, societal, and gender issues. Many people love Jerusalem, but Yael has made a career out of it. She has written and reported about the Holy City for seven years, beginning her career writing features about culture and food for the then newly launched TimeOut magazine edition in Jerusalem before becoming legal and Jerusalem affairs correspondent for Makor Rishon, a right-wing newspaper. As a religious feminist, Yael pushed the envelope by publishing many stories about women’s initiatives that posed a challenge to the paper’s conservative readership. In 2015, Yael joined the team at Yediot Aharonot and Ynet, the largest newspaper and news website in the country, respectively. In her stories she tries to bring a fresh perspective that highlights the diverse aspects of the city rather than the terror attacks and religious-secular struggles that usually are associated with the city. Her stories include unique initiatives such as Jerusalem Double, an Arab-Jewish Backgammon tournament, and the cultural hub Beit Aliance. Yael is married to Yosef and the mother of Dror, Eden and Keshet.