Mor Shapiro is not just the wife of Ben Shapiro, the well-known American political critique, author, and lawyer. She is also a successful physician, a mother, and a devoted Jewish woman. In this article, we will take a look at the life and achievements of Mor Shapiro, and how she balances her personal and professional life.
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Early Life and Education
Mor Shapiro was born as Mor Toledano in 1988 in Herzliya, Israel, to a family which had Moroccan Jewish ancestry. She spent her early childhood in Israel, but when she was 12 she relocated to Sacramento, California. She attended high school at Sha’arei Mishpat College in Israel and then then gained admission to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she majored in psychobiology as an undergraduate. She graduated summa cum laude in 2006, at the age of 18.
Mor Shapiro had a passion for learning about how the mind relates with the human body which led her to pursue a career in medicine. She entered UCLA’s School of Medicine, also known as the David Geffen School of Medicine, to earn her medical degree. She worked as a Clinical Skills Instructor while in school, and founded the DGSOM UCLA Ethics Symposium, this is an annual event that focuses on bioethics. In the year 2012 when she graduated, she was only age 24.
Career and Interests
Mor Shapiro is currently a medical doctor under the Family Medicine Residency Program at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana, California. She has an interest and an advocate in women’s health, behavioural health, and resident education. She is also a strong proponent of bioethics, and has written and spoken about various ethical issues in medicine, such as end-of-life care, organ donation, and abortion.
Mor Shapiro is not only a doctor, but also a lover of arts and culture. She enjoys drawing, painting, and crafting, and has shared some of her artworks on social media. She is also fond of music, and was part of the a cappella group at her medical school. She likes to listen to musicals, such as Wicked and Pippin, and watch shows like Game of Thrones and Friends. She is also a fan of Harry Potter, and has sorted herself into the Ravenclaw house.
Marriage and Family
Mor Shapiro met Ben Shapiro, who is four years older than her, when she was 17 years old. They dated for a while, and got engaged in 2007. They tied the knot in a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony in Acre, Israel, in July 2008, overlooking the ocean sunset. Ben’s father, who is a composer, wrote the emotional processional music for the event.
Mor and Ben Shapiro have four children together: a daughter named Leeya Eliana, born in 2014, and three sons, born in 2016, 2019, and 2021. Leeya was born with a congenital heart defect, and underwent open-heart surgery when she was a baby. Mor and Ben have been vocal about their gratitude for the medical team that saved their daughter’s life, and their faith in God that helped them through the ordeal.
Mor and Ben Shapiro are both Orthodox Jews, and follow the Jewish laws and traditions. They observe the Sabbath, keep kosher, and celebrate the Jewish holidays. They also teach their children Hebrew, and instill in them the values and history of their religion and heritage.
Challenges and Controversies
She led a more private life away from the media spotlight despite been married to Ben Shapiro who is well known for being controversial for his public comment of trendy issues such as gender, trans issues, same sex marriage, feminism etc. Ben Shapiro has been accused of so many acts such as being a racist, homophobic, transphobic and so on by his detractors. As a wife Mor Shapiro has also faced some controversies and she’s been targeted on and offline. Some people who are opposed to Ben Shapiro go to the extent of questioning her legibility as a doctor and her other credentials. They even call her all sort of name but she always responded matured and has not let them affect her self esteem and happiness. She always stands by her husband and continues to praise his husband’s brilliance and intelligence
Here are some trivia facts about Mor Shapiro:
|MD from UCLA
|Favorite TV Show
|Game of Thrones