Tag Archives: Israel

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

Posted in hope | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Camping Under the Stars in the Galilee

Camping in Israel reminds me why I want to schlep everything to sleep under the moon and stars. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Catholic Israeli Walied Khoury, one of the last blacksmiths in Israel, on his ancient tools and techniques

In Europe, blacksmiths pass their craft from father to son, according to Walied Khoury, a blacksmith in the village of Fassuta in the Western Galilee. But there are only about eight blacksmiths in all of Israel. Khoury is one of … Continue reading

Posted in being a hero in your own life, change, Israel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Producer Dafna Prenner on Creativity, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, and the First Lady of Israeli Television, Who Happened to be Her Mom

I didn’t know this fact. You probably didn’t, either. Israel sells more scripted TV shows than any other country in the world except for the United Kingdom. I learned that when I visited Dafna Prenner. On her office wall at Artza … Continue reading

Posted in inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in miracles, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in miracles | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Take Your Wife to Work Day in Israel

Tales from the heart: Out on the tractor at dawn Here’s my article in Israel21C about my husband, Jonny Kuritsky who has been farming the fields of Shavei Zion, Western Galilee, Israel. By  Diana Bletter  FEBRUARY 3, 2022, 2:15 PM Avocado grove … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Environmental Activist Sharona Shnayder is Only 21, Just Moved to Israel, and She’s Already Tackling Israel’s Trash

Sharona Shnayder, a 21-year-old environmental activist, shows you what just one person can do to help transform the world. Continue reading

Posted in Transformation | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in hope | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

“Shtisel” Star Michael Aloni On His Upcoming TV Series, Family, Love and History

 I had the wonderful opportunity to be on the set of the upcoming TV series, “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,” where I spoke to the actors, producers and director of the show. Up in the hills of Safed, in a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment