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About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is a writer living in northern Israel. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, and other publications. Her first book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Family Circle Magazine's 2011 Fiction Contest.

Jillian Cantor: This Writer’s Secret? Butt in the Chair.

I’m delighted to welcome Jillian Cantor, author of, most recently, The Hours Count as well as Margot, and The Transformation Things, as well as several young adult novels including Searching for Sky and The September Sisters. I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Are You a People-Pleaser?

Then here’s a story for you: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey A man and his son headed to market with their donkey. A man on a horse passed them and asked, “Why aren’t you riding your donkey?” The … Continue reading

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10 Important Questions To Ask on Thanksgiving

  We shouldn’t wait 364 days each year to give thanks. Don’t you think Thanksgiving could be incorporated into our routine each day? Here are a couple of questions you can ask yourself every day: 1.When you wake up in the … Continue reading

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Writers Alice Hoffman and Jillian Cantor: On Writing What We Don’t Know

I I was honored to be one of the speakers along with two amazing writers, Alice Hoffman, who recently published The Marriage of Opposites, and Jillian Cantor, author of The Hours Count at a luncheon with more than 450 women … Continue reading

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On the Road: Book Tour November 2015

I am now in San Antonio on my tour for A REMARKABLE KINDNESS. The response has been fabulous. People are quite excited to read the book and hear about how I wrote it. I am sharing the message of the … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: The One Percent Wrong Rule.

Oh yeah, I was so right. Totally right about what happened. This guy was wrong and I was right. “One hundred percent right?” my friend Joelle asked me. “You’re sure you are 100 percent right?” Aw…I had to think about … Continue reading

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Spiritual Lessons of An Olive Tree

It’s olive-picking season in our backyard. We have one olive tree. When we moved in to this house in 1994, someone told us the tree was sick and we should cut it down. We cut the trunk down and left … Continue reading

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Top 11 Jewish Quotes for Writers: What Kept Me Writing My Novel, “A Remarkable Kindness”

This post appeared on the Jewish Book Council website and I wanted to share it for all of you who are looking for some inspiring words about writing our best chapter–and living it. I turned to these quotes while writing … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur Lessons from My Quirky Jewish Mother

Here’s an article that I wanted to post for those of you who don’t see my FB page from Kveller.com Yom Kippur Lessons from My Quirky Jewish Mother SHARE TWEET PIN IT 232 SHARES DIANA BLETTERSEP 22, 2015 12:14PM My mother … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg: On Rosh Hashanah And Finding the Courage to Make Our Lives a Blessing

  Mark Zuckerberg sent out an inspiring message right before Rosh Hashanah, which is the start of the Jewish New Year. “The prayer, ‘Mi Shebeirach’…has a line that has always touched me and that I reflect on when I face … Continue reading

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