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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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INDEPENDENCE DAY: 71 + 1 NEW REASONS I LOVE ISRAEL
By Barbara Sofer
1. Israel's Watergen machine that pulls water out of thin air was sent to California firefighters at the 2018 Camp Fire, the state's most destructive wildfire ever.
2. Families from the Hadar Ganim neighborhood of Petah Tikva went south to Moshav Shuba to plant trees and set up a communal public garden after the fire damage caused by kites from Gaza.
3. The American Theater Wing's Tony Award for best musical went to The Band's Visit, based on a funky Israeli movie.
4. The original plot of The Band's Visit hinges on a bus information clerk who misunderstands the Egyptian visitor's pronunciation of "Petah Tikva."
5. Petah Tikva, the "mother of all settlements," is Israel's leading city in terms of positive migration and the most in demand measured by mortgage requests.
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