Updated: 05/28/2019 04:47 PM | First Published: 05/28/2019 09:26 AM

Mor Shapiro

Side by side photos of Ben Shapiro and wife Mor Shapiro

Mor Shapiro is an Israeli medical practitioner and best known as the wife of the famous conservative political commentator, Ben Shapiro. Mor has been leading a very private life despite her husband courting controversy time and again for his public comments. He often mentions his wife in his interviews and speeches. So, let’s find out more about Mor Saphiro.

Early Life in Israel and Education Background

Mor was born as Mor Toledano in Herzliya, Israel,  in 1988. She has Moroccan Jewish ancestry. She spent her childhood in Israel and moved to Sacramento, California at the age of 12. 

Her interest in learning mind-body relationship led her to major in psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She researched on developmental neuroscience for two years while at UCLA. She used fMRI to study the effects of early life adversity on childhood brain development.

Israeli medical practitioner Mor Shapiro married Ben Shapiro in 2008

Later, she attended UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, where obtained her MD degree. During that time, she worked as a Clinical Skills Instructor. She was a member of her medical school’s a cappella group though she couldn’t sing. Instead, she is passionate about arts, crafts, and drawing. Apart from that, spending time with her family, watching TV shows and going to musicals are also her hobbies. 

Mor is currently practicing as a resident MD under the Family Medicine Residency Program at Fontana, California-based Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She is interested in women’s health, behavioral health, and resident education. She had founded the DGSOM UCLA Ethics Symposium, which is now an annual event. 

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Marriage with Ben Shapiro

Conservative political commentator, Ben Shapiro with doctor wife, Mor Shapiro

Mor got engaged with Ben Shapiro in 2007 after a long relationship. They tied the knot in a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony in Acre, Israel. Ben’s father wrote the emotional music for the event. About his married to Mor, Ben wrote in one of his articles,

“I got married last week... I am 24 years old. My wife is 20. Together we plan, with the help of God, on having healthy, happy, freedom-loving children who will grow up with the security provided by the armed guard.”

- Ben Shapiro

Mor gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Leeya Eliana in 2014. Following the birth of their daughter, Ben wrote and shared an open letter on the internet about his newborn child, in which he explained how heroically his wife had endured labor pain for 26 long hours. The couple welcomed their son in 2016. Now, they live with their two children in Los Angeles, California.

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Daughter’s ASD and Public Feud with Jimmy Kimmel

His daughter was born with a congenital heart defect called atrial septal defect. She underwent open heart surgery at L.A.’s Children’s Hospital. Ben dragged his family into an ugly fight with Jimmy Kimmel after he disagreed about the health insurance for pre-existing conditions in his daily Facebook live podcast, The Ben Shapiro Show.

Ben Shapiro criticized Jimmy Kimmel for campaigning Obamacare against GOP healthcare

Kimmel’s son underwent open heart surgery just a day after he was born in the same hospital where Ben’s daughter was operated and Kimmel shared the news to his audience in an emotional monologue in May 2017. Ben criticized Kimmel for championing Obamacare against GOP healthcare and also attacked him for sharing a heartbreaking personal story to push for a public story. 

Jimmy Kimmel with his two years old son, William Kimmel

The nasty fight went on for months and Ben even offered to debate Kimmel on the issue but the latter refused. In 2018, Kimmel made an indirect remark on Ben stating that most talk show hosts are liberal because it requires a level of intelligence. Then, he took his turn by saying it was “so smug and so smarmy” and also said that Jay Leno, the most successful talk show host in the past three decades, is center-right and a libertarian.

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Name Mor Shapiro
Birth Name Mor Toledano
Profession Doctor
Gender Female
Place of Birth Herzliya, Israel
University University of California, Los Angeles
Marital Status Married
Husband Ben Shapiro
Children 2