Category Archives: Ruth Westheimer

Dr. Ruth – Lethal Sniper

This might be old news to some, but was news to me. Sex “therapist” Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a former Israeli sniper. From the snopes.com link discussion:

At 16, the orphaned girl moved to Israel and joined Haganah, an underground Jewish military organization. She served as a lookout and sniper but never killed anyone. Says Dr. Ruth of that interval:

“When I was in my routine training for the Israeli army as a teenager, they discovered completely by chance that I was a lethal sniper. I could hit the target smack in the center further away than anyone could believe. Not just that, even though I was tiny and not even much of an athlete, I was incredibly accurate throwing hand grenades too. Even today I can load a Sten automatic rifle in a single minute, blindfolded.”

So to all you nice (and, I guess, naughty) Jewish girls, if 4’7″ Dr. Ruth can learn to shoot, so can you!