Richelle Shem Tov

Richelle Shem-Tov was born and grew up in Polokwane (Pietersburg), South Africa. She qualified as a Physiotherapist at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg. In 1962 she came to live in Israel at the age of 22 and went to an ulpan on Kibbutz Maagan Michael. 

She later worked in a number of hospitals and clinics, but for the most part, at the Sharon Hospital, Petah Tikva where she worked as a physiotherapist for 24 years, and as head of the department for the last 10 years, until her retirement in the year 2000. She also did volunteer work with the physiotherapy organization and issues connected with her profession.

She is a mother of four and grandmother of ten and lives with her husband, Sabih in Kiryat Ono, Israel since 1964.

The Girl from Human Street

The Girl from Human Street

by Richelle Shem Tov

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen writes of his more ...
Tales From the Limpopo

Tales From the Limpopo

by Richelle Shem Tov

A review of two books that follow the lives of two more ...
The Clock

The Clock

by Richelle Shem Tov

One of the winning stories submitted for the ESRA 2018 more ...
Writer who Beat the Odds

Writer who Beat the Odds

by Richelle Shem Tov

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal is a book that more ...
The Clock in my Story - Letter

The Clock in my Story - Letter

by Richelle Shem Tov

The clock in the story that won second place in the more ...
Blue-Sky Thinking

Blue-Sky Thinking

by Richelle Shem Tov

Some plane thoughts of an air traveller more ...
Proud to be Part of Event - Letter

Proud to be Part of Event - Letter

by Richelle Shem Tov

One of the winners of the Short Story Competition compliments more ...
A Horse Walks into a Bar - A Book Review

A Horse Walks into a Bar - A Book Review

by Richelle Shem Tov

David Grossman won the 2017 Man Booker International more ...
Land From Whence We Came

Land From Whence We Came

by Richelle Shem Tov

Emotions, observations and opinions generated by a more ...
My Freedom psalm was inspired by Grossman’s essays

My Freedom psalm was inspired by Grossman’s essays

by Richelle Shem Tov

The author has written a psalm of hope and fulfillment more ...
 
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