Miriam Glazer-Ta'asa

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Miriam Glazer-Ta'asa
Date of birth (1929-08-11) 11 August 1929 (age 85)
Place of birth Yemen
Year of aliyah 1934
Knessets 10, 11
Party represented in Knesset
1981–1984 Likud

Miriam Glazer-Ta'asa (Hebrew: מרים גלזר-תעסה‎, born 11 August 1929) is an Israeli former politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between 1981 and 1988, and as Deputy Minister of Education and Culture from 1981 until 1984.

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Born in Yemen in 1929, Glazer-Ta'asa made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine with her family in 1934. She grew up in the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood of Tel Aviv and attended the Talpiot Gymnasium. In 1945 joined the Irgun, later becoming an officer, and served in the IDF after Israeli independence.

She went on to study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she earned a bachelor's degree, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where she earned a master's. Between 1951 and 1980 she worked as the headteacher at the Johanna Jabotinsky high school in Be'er Ya'akov. From 1978 until 1980 she also lectured at the Levinsky Teachers' Seminary.

In 1981 she was elected to the Knesset on the Likud list, and on 11 August that year was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Culture.[1] She was re-elected in 1984, but was not re-appointed to her deputy ministerial post, though she did become chairwoman of the Immigration and Absorption Committee. She lost her seat in the 1988 elections.

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