Naomi Gale is a senior lecturer at Ashkelon Academic College (an adjunct of Bar-Ilan University), where she teaches courses in sociology and anthropology. She received her B.A. from Tel Aviv University and her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her academic interests include immigration of Jewish communities, with special emphasis on women’s position in traditional societies and their transition to modern societies. Her interests in Gender Study led her to study law and she received her LL.B. from The Inter-Disciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel. She is the author of The Sephardim of Sydney: Coping with Political Processes and Social Pressures (2005) and Violence Against Women: Normal or Deviant Behavior? (2003).