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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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The Human Spirit: REUNION
By Barbara Sofer
I'm feeling anxious, waiting on the beige sofa in the lobby of a Connecticut inn. Will I recognize them? I'm about to meet up with the men and women with whom I spent my childhood, from nap time in kindergarten through calculus class in 12th grade. I've traveled 7,000 miles from Jerusalem. I haven't seen them for 50 years.
My thoughtful public school classmates have chosen a hotel meeting place instead of a restaurant so that I, the only classmate who lives abroad and the one who doesn't ride on the Jewish Sabbath, can take part in the Saturday reunion.
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