Monday, May 2, 2011

Miss Israel 1951: Michal Har'el

Israel's second Malkat Hayofi, crowned in 1951, was Michael Har'el, born in Jerusalem in 1931. An article in the Forward describes her as a kindergarten teacher and 'stalwart defender of the City of David in the 1948 siege of Jerusalem'. She would have been seventeen during the War of Independence.

The picture below shows her at her wedding with her husband Yitzchak Modai. He was in the Knesset for many years. You can see in this photo that he knows what a lucky man he is.

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