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Award-winning writer and lecturer Barbara Sofer grew up
in a small town in Connecticut, and moved to Israel in 1971. She is a
graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. Her articles -taking on a wide range of subjects from ethnic
cooking to terrorism--have appeared in The New
York Times, The Boston Globe, Parents, Readers' Digest, Woman's Day,
Hadassah Magazine and Inside Magazine
among many others. She writes a bi-weekly column for the Friday Jerusalem
Barbara has written five books and contributed to
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WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT IN NEW YORK
By Barbara Sofer
It is 6:47 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, and I am in the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, about to speak at a pre-convention gathering of Hadassah leaders.
At first I expect the lights to come right back on. I figure this is a hotel problem on a hot and humid summer day with air conditioners chilling the inside air until it requires a sweater. Like many other hotels in New York, the Sheraton New Times Square is no youngster. The hotel facing Seventh Avenue was opened in 1962 in time for the 1964 World’s Fair. It was built by Laurence and Preston Tisch, whose family name is best-known in our Jerusalem for supporting the marvelous zoological gardens best known as the Biblical Zoo.
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