Category Archives: miracles

Passing Down the Ancient Craft of Organ Building In Western Galilee, Israel

Gideon Shamir entrusts apprentice Uri Shani with his workshop, where metal and wooden organ pipes soar upwards like mountain peaks. I was so enchanted during my visit at this workshop for organ building in the Galilee. The article appeared in … Continue reading

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Israeli Aid Worker’s HeartBreaking Report: On the Ground with Refugees from Ukraine

Here’s the latest news…I spoke to Linor Attias, a relief worker in Moldova, helping refugees fleeing from Ukraine for Israel21C. A delegation of 15 physicians, medics and paramedics from Israel’s voluntary emergency response organization, United Hatzalah, was the first international relief organization … 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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Shimon Peres: Never Give Up Hope.

I wrote to the Former Israeli President Shimon Peres–who died Wednesday at the age of 93 and whose funeral was attended by seventy world leaders on Friday morning–when he was a member of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliment, in 2004. … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: How To Make Decisions

In 2010, I wrote a blog about making decisions when one of my daughters was trying to figure out what to do with her life. (We all seem to ponder that question rather frequently.) I suggested that act like a … Continue reading

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Good News from Israel (For a Change): Got My HarperCollins Contract for My Novel, A Remarkable Kindness

There may or may not be a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. But you want to know what is definite? My novel, A Remarkable Kindness. Here is a photo of the contract from HarperCollins Publishers signed and stamped by them and … Continue reading

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Self-Improvement: Change One Small Thought at a Time

My friend, Joelle, just had a birthday. She got cards and calls from everyone she loves—except for one friend. “I built up a real resentment,” Joelle said. “It didn’t matter that 50 people remembered my birthday—the fact that this one … Continue reading

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One Reason I’m Lighting Hanukkah Candles Again This Year

The following article appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2011 and I’m reprinting it here: This Hanukkah, I’m lighting the candles in memory of Prisoner A-1175. Her name was Marta Paran and that was the number tattooed into her arm … Continue reading

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John Chancellor: Habits…And How To Get Things Done

  I’d like to welcome John Chancellor, Author of Lessons in Life – Stories that Touch the Heart, Teach the Soul who is also one of Amazon’s top 500 book reviewers. I’m eager–as I’m sure you are, too–to hear about him! Diana: … Continue reading

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The Lesson Of the Ash Tree

  My friend Sam was telling me about the morning he sat looking at an ash tree. He saw the passing of time, the strength, the resilience. “From an ash tray?” I asked. I was thinking of looking at my … Continue reading

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