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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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Kitchen Encounters
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
There had to be a better way, a way to simplify grocery shopping so that crowds, lines, and deliveries could be bypassed and everyone’s safety ensured
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Steve Rabinowitz’s passion for animals fueled a grueling road to becoming a vet 
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Cut ‘n Paste
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
I’m not sure you can call it a comfort to be reminded you’re not the only one to have suffered a double tragedy like we did.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019
When a family member’s life hangs in the balance, and you sit paralyzed with fear, Tehillim provides a means to harness your nervous energy, and the words to plead with Hashem.
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Judy Lebovits’s STEM initiatives inspire students to innovate and invent