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Judith Behar

North Carolina

Obituary (News & Record, Greensboro): "Judith Behar, 79, died on Saturday, June 11 [2016] at Beacon Place after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. Judith was born on September 8, 1936 and grew up in New York City. She received her B.A. from Brooklyn College, a master's in English at the University of Connecticut, and a J.D. degree from the law school at UNC-Chapel Hill. Judith moved to Greensboro in 1968 and taught at Guilford College. She began practicing law in 1975. Throughout her career and into retirement, Judith was an active member of the ACLU and was a strong advocate for social justice and civil rights. . . . Although Judy enjoyed practicing law, her passion was literature and poetry. Judy became involved with the New Garden Friends poetry group and spent her later years writing poetry and short stories. Judy became an award-winning poet and took great solace from her writing. Her poems appeared in several magazines and anthologies and her short stories were published by the Charlotte's Writers Group and the Writers' Group of the Triad. Her poetry was also published and she wrote a published book of poetry, 'A Green Bough.'"


Judith Behar, The Green Bough (Georgetown, Kentucky: Finishing Line Press, 2015)