Sofi Tsedaka

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Sofi Tsedaka

Sofi Sarah Tsedaka (born Sofi Tsedaka in Holon on 26 October 1975) is an Israeli actress, singer, television presenter and politician from the Holon Samaritan community.

Born as an Israeli Samaritan, along with her siblings Tsedaka formally converted to Judaism at the age of 18. She played and sang on various TV shows and children video cassettes. She also released some singles to the Israeli radio.

Tsedaka also voiced Ella of Frell (played by Anne Hathaway) in the Hebrew dub of the film Ella Enchanted.

In the 2006 elections for the Knesset, she stood for the Green Party, but was not elected. More recently, she has issued a CD called Barashet (the Samaritan pronunciation of Bereshit, Book of Genesis), containing the first few verses of the Samaritan Pentateuch.

She has two children (born in 1997 and 2011).

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