Barbara Sofer

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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 Post.

Barbara has written five books and contributed to several others


Jerusalem Post

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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