Dr. Sivan Har-Shefi has a doctorate from the Department of Hebrew Literature at Bar-Ilan University. She teaches literature and creative writing at Herzog College, and is one of the founders and leaders of the Beit Midrash “Zohar Hai”. An accomplished poet, Dr. Har-Shefi was the Prime Minister Prize laureate in 2012. She is the author of three books — Levithan’s Exile (2005), Psalm for a Day of Thunder (2010), and Sun Which Ecclesiastes Knew Not (2014), published by Rythmus KM Press — and is the editor of the Atar journal of literature and art. Dr. Har-Shefi is married to Avishar and is the mother of five. She lives in Tekoa.