Category Archives: hope

The Greek Orthodox Priest in Akko, Israel

Here’s my article in Israel21C. A story of inspiration, spiritual, faith and hope. He calls himself Father Philotheos, meaning “a friend of God” in Greek. As the priest of the Greek Orthodox St. George Church in the Old City of Acre (Akko) … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Bakery in the Galilee

This unusual couple makes unusual baked goods. Here’s my story from Israel21C. Vered Baer and Morad Bishara in front of the bakery in Tarshiha, Galilee, Israel Vered Baer started experimenting with gluten-free cooking and baking when her younger sister was … Continue reading

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Finding promise in a farewell to summer

At the local lifeguard station here in Israel, I savored the last few moments of summer with the Jews and Arabs who kept my beach safe. This article appeared in Israel21C.org. By  Diana Bletter  OCTOBER 11, 2021, 1:50 PMLifeguards at Shavei Zion … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and My Husband’s Shoelaces

Here’s my latest blog at Times of Israel on the Coronavirus and my husband’s shoelaces. The other day, hours before Israel imposed a countrywide lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, I rode my moped to a grocery store … Continue reading

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At a Time Like This, It’s Important to Read About a Muslim-Jewish Friendship like Theirs.

After the hate-shooting in San Diego, California, in which Lori Gilbert Kaye was killed on April 27, I’m re-posting my article from The Times of Israel about these two 83-year-old friends, one Muslim and one Jewish, who still meet every Monday … Continue reading

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Big Up Yourself: It’s About Time You Like Being You

Big Up Yourself: It’s About Time You Like Being You gives you the easiest, smartest, and fastest tools to help you big up yourself. What does that mean? To like who you are. Right here and right now. You’ll learn 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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