A Women's Rights Lawyer Felt She Didn't Belong in Israel. So She Moved to Morocco

Between appearances in Israeli courtrooms and advanced legal studies at Yale and McGill universities, Claris Harbon had a successful career. What made this 'practical idealist' leave everything and move back to her parents' land of birth?

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Shany Littman
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Shortly after Claris Harbon became pregnant, almost eight years ago, when she was living in Montreal, her doctor put her on strict bed rest. Out of the blue she was going to have to lie in bed for seven-and-a-half months, until her due date. Harbon was about to complete her Ph.D. in law at McGill University at the time; most of her friends had already completed their doctoral studies and had left the city.

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