Ziva Shalev, a retired teacher and educator, earned her B.A. in Jewish history and literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her M.A. in history at Tel Aviv University. Her master’s thesis was published as a book, Tosia Altman: From the Leadership of Ha-Shomer ha-Za’ir to the Leadership of the Uprising. She also wrote a biography of Haika Grosman, a member of the Jewish Fighting Organization, member of Knesset and chairwoman of Moreshet.