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Barbara Sofer

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 Post.

Barbara has written five books and contributed to several others


Jerusalem Post

The Human Spirit: 68 newest reasons, plus 1  

By Barbara Sofer

The same question every year – can you really find 68 new reasons you love Israel? I looked back at the kick–off column of 2004, and saw that Reason 7 of 56 was, "25 percent of Israelis have been close enough to hear a bombing, yet two million of us were out vacationing on Passover." We were in the second intifada then; this year we've had the "wave of terrorism."

Here are 68 plus one new reasons I love Israel, in no particular order.

1. Israeli–founded Desalitech, which provides technology for reusing waste water, won the 2016 Global Water Awards. Coca–Cola is among the companies using this technology.

2. "Israel is definitely my guru," says India's water minister. Israeli companies are helping India with its water crisis.

One is already bringing water to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal.

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