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Episode 100: Missing Vivian Silver

Vivian Silver has been missing since October 7, the day Hamas terrorists murdered more than 1,400 people in Israel and took more than 200 hostages to Gaza. Since then, more than 3,000 Palestinian civilians have been killed by Israel's air strikes in Gaza. Vivian is 74 years old, from Kibbutz Be’eri, on the Gaza border. In this episode, we speak with her friend Ariella Giniger, who was in touch with Vivian as Hamas terrorists entered her house on the morning of October 7.  We’ll also hear parts of our 2017 interview with Vivian, an active member of Women Wage Peace, a movement of thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women demanding a peaceful solution to the conflict.

On November 13, Vivian Silver was declared dead after her remains were found at her home. May her memory be a blessing. 

Released October 19, 2023
  • Vivian Silver, right, and Ariella Giniger at a peace march in Jerusalem on October 4, 2023. Credit: Tamar Matsafi.

  • Two women wearing white and marching  holding a sign that says "Women Wage Peace" in English, Hebrew, and Arabic

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 100: Missing Vivian Silver." (Viewed on December 9, 2023) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-100-missing-vivian-silver>.


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