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.

Magazine Feature
Tuesday, January 03, 2023
Magazine Feature
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
A job as zoo director fulfilled Dr. Jeremy Goodman’s wildest dreams
What I Reaped
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
Slices of Life
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
It became our place to get away from Brooklyn on summer Sundays and the occasional weeknight
Kitchen Encounters
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
We aren’t asking anyone to make roast duck. We ask for easy, yummy, weekday and Yom Tov standards
Family First Feature
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Help your child overcome his anxiety when he’s still young, and you give him a gift for life
Magazine Feature
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
At Texas Children’s Hospital, pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Howard Weiner heals the smallest patients, fusing top of the line medical technique with genuine caring
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
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Steve Rabinowitz’s passion for animals fueled a grueling road to becoming a vet 
Why I Do What I Do
Sunday, April 05, 2020
We were there alone, a young couple in our twenties. How would we know how to comfort families in crisis?