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Barbara Sofer

Barbara Sofer is a Jerusalem writer who focuses on the wondrous stories of modern Israel. She serves as the Israel director of public relations for Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. The views in her columns are her own.

A Winning Season

A Winning Season

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Religious freedom isn’t always a giveaway.


Top 63+1 Reasons I love Israel

Top 63+1 Reasons I love Israel

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The top 63-plus-one new reasons I love Israel, in no particular order.


Fear vs. hope

Fear vs. hope

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Israelis' anguish is too little acknowledged.


Raising the Children of Terrorists

Raising the Children of Terrorists

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Not one parent owned up to contributing to a culture in which suicide bombers were teen idols.


Higher Ground

Higher Ground

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The role of time-honored Jewish values during war.


Rise Up from the Ashes

Rise Up from the Ashes

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One couple's special Jerusalem story.


Practicing Rescue

Practicing Rescue

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Don't confuse knowing what to do in a terror attack with getting used to it.


Am Yisrael Chai

Am Yisrael Chai

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The indomitable spirit of Israel will be very much alive next week at a very poignant wedding.


Light from Eden

Light from Eden

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Three days after Adam was buried, Shoshana and her husband, Dov, decided to try to have another baby.


The Moral Paradox

The Moral Paradox

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There's a fine line between self-criticism and Israel-bashing. In times of national danger we have to be scrupulous in not erring on the bashing side and abetting the enemy.


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