Dina Rabinovitch was a daughter of the prominent Orthodox Jewish rabbi Dr. Nahum Rabinovitch of Israel. She lived in London, where she worked as a journalist and wrote about education, women's issues, Jewish issues, the family court, and children's literature. She wrote a regular column for The Guardian. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, Dina used her column to inform readers of her progress and experiences and to provide information for other cancer patients. These columns were collected into the book Take Off Your Party Dress (2007) published five months prior to her death at age 44. Her husband was the lawyer and academic Anthony Julius.