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, March 17, 2021
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
A job as zoo director fulfilled Dr. Jeremy Goodman’s wildest dreams
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
On Succos, we gather our crops, reflect on our harvest. In life, we gather our experiences, appreciate what we’ve gained