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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

 

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Jerusalem Post

THE HUMAN SPIRIT: MEAN TOO  

By Barbara Sofer

She's at least half a decade older than I. I don't know her name, but I see her in the early mornings in the locker room. She sighs and says, "You women...," stressing the Hebrew second person feminine aten, "are lucky that you don't have varicose veins like me."

"Which women would that be?" I ask her.

"Anglo women," she means. American immigrants.


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