Ruthie Blum is an American-Israeli journalist, columnist, former features editor of the Jerusalem Post, and current web editor at The Algemeiner Journal.[1]

Ruthie Blum-Leibowitz is the daughter of Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz and Midge Decter. She graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1976 and immigrated to Israel in 1977.[2]

She has been described by left-wing journalist Craig Unger as “doyenne of the right-wing Bohemian set in Jerusalem.”[3]

She was previously married to former Israel Broadcasting Authority News Editor-in-Chief Steve Leibowitz, during which time she lived in Har Adar, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Blum has four children.[4]

Published worksEdit


  1. ^ "Ruthie Blum". Twitter. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  2. ^ “ Five Questions with Ruthie Blum, Jerusalem Post, September 2, 2005
  3. ^ The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America's Future, Craig Unger, 2007, p. 163
  4. ^ Bush, Sharon, My Daughter, and Me