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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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Thursday, September 09, 2021
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Thursday, September 09, 2021
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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Waitressing required a completely different skill set than passing AP exams and Regents
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
There are thousands of young people who mistakenly believe themselves halachically Jewish. They are zera Yisrael, of Jewish descent, without being Jewish
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
For Antoine Helwaser, as lucrative as art is, it’s a two-dimensional adventure, while connecting back to his Jewish heritage has been a multi-layered deep dive
Magazine Feature
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Sing, dance, and reconnect along with the Thank You Hashem nation