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: Hijacking Feminism  

By Barbara Sofer

As a head-covering Jewish woman, long committed to both Zionism and feminism, the assertion that you can't be both pro-women's rights and pro-Israel is absurd and exasperating.

I mention the head covering only because so many women at demonstrations seem to be wearing hats. Non-Muslims were actually wearing hijabs as an expression of feminist solidarity.

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