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Barbara Bensoussan

Barbara Bensoussan

Barbara Bensoussan is the quintessential Jewish dropout who never finished her Ph.D. but went on to teach English and Introductory Psychology at the University of Michigan.  She worked as a social worker for OHEL, an ESL teacher, and various other stints before easing into full time writing.  Her 20-year-plus career followed the growth of frum publishing, and she wrote articles for many Jewish publications before settling in at Mishpacha.  Barbara is the author of the young adult novel A New Song (Targum), the food memoir The Well-Spiced Life (Israel Bookshop), and the co-author of Converted Masters, an art book; she has also authored private memoirs and taught writing workshops.  All of this, of course, gets accomplished in the margins of Barbara’s day job as a wife, mother and grandmother.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2022
Is there realistic help for “long Covid victims,” or are they destined to continue stumbling through their days in a haze?
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
How Nachshon Fertel spun his mother's laundry woes into a bubbling business
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Dr. Henry Abramson believes in putting the past back into the hands of the people most connected to it
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Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Two decades later, 9/11 hasn’t finished claiming its silent victims
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
One woman’s account of her mother’s final years, and the complexities of when aging parents can no longer live alone