About the biographer
Dr. Thamar E. Gindin is Israel’s first cultural attachée in free Iran. Until then, she builds bridges between the Israeli and Iranian nations, and opens eyes on both sides to see that the other side is human just like us, that we have much more in common than we think, and that the differences we do have are fascinating. An Iranian linguist, a disciple of Prof. Shaul Shaked and Prof. Amnon Netzer, she accomplishes this calling through lectures in Hebrew, Persian and English, books (the only one translated into English so far is The Book of Esther Unmasked, which she hopes to translate into Persian, too), interviews and articles in various media outlets on both sides, and two podcasts in Hebrew.
In addition to writing biographies, Dr. Gindin is a research fellow in Ezri Center for Iran and Persian Gulf research in Haifa University, and teaches Persian language and Iranian history and culture in Shalem College of Liberal Arts in Jerusalem.
Thamar is the proud mother of three children, Omer (born 2000), Anat (born 2002) and Aur (born 2013). In 2006, she carried another couple’s child from embryo state to full term.