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Israeli Professor Earns Title of Nobility from Queen Elizabeth II


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Israeli Professor Penelope Ur received a title of nobility from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her work as a teacher of English and her efforts to promote friendship between Britain and Israel.

According to report in Yedioth Ahronoth, Ur, 69, was named Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on Saturday at Buckingham Palace.

Ur, who was born and raised in England, resides in Moshav Amnon in the Upper Galilee, unable to tear herself away after coming for a “visit” to a kibbutz as an Oxford Master’s student.

Malkah Fleisher

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


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  1. Adam Michael Birkbeck says:

    An Order of the British Empire is NOT a 'title of nobility' and does not make the recipient a noble. Your has been given an Order Award, not a title, and it goes AFTER her name, not preceding it. She is not a Dame, Baroness, Viscountess, Countess, Marchioness or Duchess. She cannot be addressed as Lady and has not been admitted to the ranks of nobility, nor given a life peerage…she has not been admitted to the Peerage at all, and the Award is not hereditary.

    You really ought to get your terms RIGHT.

  2. Adam Michael Birkbeck says:

    An Order of the British Empire is NOT a 'title of nobility' and does not make the recipient a noble. Your has been given an Order Award, not a title, and it goes AFTER her name, not preceding it. She is not a Dame, Baroness, Viscountess, Countess, Marchioness or Duchess. She cannot be addressed as Lady and has not been admitted to the ranks of nobility, nor given a life peerage…she has not been admitted to the Peerage at all, and the Award is not hereditary.

    You really ought to get your terms RIGHT.


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