Category Archives: A Remarkable Kindness

Tool For Tuesday: Today is a Gift. That’s Why It’s Called the Present.

Colette said, “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” I’m going to do a tahara — a burial ritual — at the cemetery in our village in a few hours. Whenever I get a … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at i24TV News: My Television Interview and a Marketing Secret

Reporting from i24News.TV : To entertain all of you folks who are battened down because of Snowzilla ’16, here’s a replay of my day at i24news TV at the Jaffa Port where I went to speak about A Remarkable Kindness. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis in the Great Synagogue and Guess Who at the Open Door Bookshop in Rome on the Same Day.

Just an hour before I spoke at the Open Door Bookshop in Rome, Pope Francis was speaking at the Grand Synagogue just a few minutes away. It was the third time in modern history that a pope visited the synagogue. … Continue reading

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What People Say About You is None of Your Business.

That goes for writers, too. If someone likes your book, that is great. If someone doesn’t like your book—well, not everyone is going to love it. A writer friend once told me how she was so excited because her book … 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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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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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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How to Write About Mr. Right–And Mr. Wrong

What do you do when you are asked to write for a specific magazine, newspaper or website? Or when you set a goal to writing for a new venue? Follow the form. That means that you have to follow the … Continue reading

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A Remarkable Kindness Book Tour And Finishing that First Novel

We have lots of news to report as A REMARKABLE KINDNESS hit the stores and online booksellers on August 11. I am posting my blog tour below where bloggers write about the book and even offer recipes to go with … Continue reading

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Writers, Don’t Give Up. Come to Think of it, This Applies to Everyone.

No matter how long it takes, no matter how many computers you break, feel like you’re not going to make it, that you’re a fake, that your writing is a mistake, and you want to go jump in a lake, … Continue reading

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