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Sewing circle ‘Chicks with Sticks’ knit their mitzvahs

December 18, 2020 Sewing circle ‘Chicks with Sticks’ knit their mitzvahs By Barbara Sofer Theirs wasn’t an official aliyah pilot trip. Naomi May, a retired Atlanta Torah day school assistant principal, and her husband Saul, a retired professor of biochemistry, were ostensibly visiting their daughter and grandchildren in Efrat. But aliyah was on their minds, …

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Meeting the Druze women who make masks in the coronavirus age

October 23, 2020 Meeting the Druze women who make masks in the coronavirus age By Barbara Sofer Virucidal. Metallic nano-particles. Proprietary zinc coating, whatever that means. These are the terms used to describe the Israeli cloth face mask I’ve been wearing for protection. I follow the news: the mask has reputedly aced trials in German …

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Living with

September 25, 2020 ‘Living with’ By Barbara Sofer We all remember the Sbarro massacre on August 9, 2001, when 15 people were murdered, including seven children, and 130 people wounded in downtown Jerusalem. Last week’s Magazine featured a photo of the blackened eatery. At the reopening ceremony on September 12, 2001, the day after the …

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