Miriam Ben Porat was the first woman appointed to the Israeli Supreme Court. A native of Lithuania, Ben Porat immigrated to Palestine in 1936. She went on to have a long and accomplished judicial career, including as President of the Jerusalem District Court, a Law Professor at Hebrew University, and the Knesset-elected State Comptroller. Ben Porat was awarded the Israel Prize for her special contribution to Israeli society in 1991.
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