A native New Yorker, Judith Deborah Levy has been living in Israel for over a decade. She graduated from Duke with degrees in English and History and holds a master's in International Relations from Oxford, where her particular area of interest was Israeli military history. After Oxford, she was the Soref Research Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where she wrote primarily on the Oslo-era Israeli-Palestinian relationship.
Prior to her relocation, she was a managing editor for equity research at ABN Amro in New York and a freelance financial editor elsewhere on the Street. After moving to Israel, she became a writer for the Wall Street Breakfast column of finance website Seeking Alpha. During her tenure in Israel, she has produced three children and one Wall Street-based mystery novel, A Falling Knife.