Aviva Lori, veteran writer for Haaretz Magazine, passes away

By Ofer Aderet (Ha'aretz)
September 10, 2013

Aviva Lori, who wrote for Haaretz Magazine for the past 20 years, passed away on Wednesday.

Lori was born in Poland and came to Israel as a child in 1957 as part of the “Gomulka Aliyah” of Polish Jews, named for Poland’s leader at the time. She grew up in Tel Aviv and went to what was then the Henrietta Szold School in north Tel Aviv, and Tichon Hadash for high school. She did her army service in the IDF’s central computer unit and after her discharge in the 1960s worked in computers,

At the beginning of the 1980s she started a career in journalism. She initially studied cinema and television at Tel Aviv University and later worked for a number of years as a researcher for the Kolbotek program in its glory days. She then went to work in the print media as a reporter for the weekend magazines of Maariv, Hadashot and later of Haaretz, which she wrote for until her death.

Lori wrote about a very wide range of topics. In recent years she also was a lecturer in communications and an activist in the Noam nonprofit organization for prevention of family violence.

She lived in Herzliya and is survived by her husband, son, two grandchildren and a brother.