Leah was born on February 6,1931 in Tel Aviv to Malka and Nachum. Her father worked in a printing press and her mother lovingly raised their five children. The family was national-religious. She studied at ‘Balfour’ elementary and secondary schools. She was a member of ‘Hapo’el Tel-Aviv’, excelled in athletics, gymnastics, and won awards in national competitions. She also attended classical and modern-ballet classes. In 1944 she was recruited to Lehi. At 16.5 she changed her name to Raziya, which became her nom-de-guerre. She was active in the Youth Dept, distributed material and pasted info-bulletins on walls. She was transferred to Department Six (Intelligence) and did surveillance. She delivered concealed messages and transferred weapons to Haifa and Jerusalem disguised as a pregnant woman. In Sheikh-Munis she was the only girl, in a group of fighters training in the Field and learning weaponry. Raziya was arrested by the British twice, escaping both times. When the State was established she joined the IDF, completed Officers course at Camp Dora, was a sports instruction officer, and instructed soldiers in Tabha. After discharge she graduated from the Wingate Institute. In 1953 she married Lehi member David Gershon. Raziya taught gymnastics, classical and modern ballet, and formed a dance troupe. She directed summer camps at ‘Hakfar-Hayarok’ for youth from Israel and abroad, and taught etiquette. She accompanied her husband in his missions abroad as World-Bank advisor. Raziya is an internationally recognized sculptress, whose works reflect the merging influences of her chosen channels of artistic expression: namely ballet, movement, sculpture and painting. Her sculptures invoke softness and delicacy despite their bronze hardness. She has won awards in Israel and abroad, including the 1933 ‘French International Exhibit’ prize, for her pregnancy sculpture The Way I Transferred Weapons in the Underground , donated to the Lehi Museum with her bust of Yair. She has created sculptures of famous people: Yair Stern, Meir Shamgar, Bill Clinton, Benjamin Netanyahu, King Hussein, Yitzhak Modai, and Shimon Peres. Raziya and David Gershon live in Ramat-Hasharon. They maintain a studio/gallery in their home. They have two children, Noga and Boaz, and three grandchildren.