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On Hamas Missiles, Motorcycles, and the Lost Summer of Rock & Roll in Israel

Long time no write…Tough to concentrate on living our best chapter when it feels like the world is collapsing all around us. Here’s my article in The Wall Street Journal about life in a war zone. Moving Targets in Israel My … Continue reading

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While Bombs Fall On the Start-Up Nation: How To Keep On Keepin’ On

We interrupt this blog to report on the war that Hamas is waging against Israel. (Do not be deceived that it is the other way around.) What other country warns people that they should leave their houses because a bomb … Continue reading

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One Country Where Muslim and Christian Arab Women Are Free: Israel.

The Arab girls next to me looked like they were having fun. I was sitting one palm frond hut away, trying to understand what they were saying in Arabic, a language I’ve been casually studying for the past few months. … Continue reading

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Writer Dora Levy Mossanen: On Novels and Tapping Into Our Own Emotional Reservoir

I’m happy to welcome Dora Levy Mossanen, whose latest novel, just published on January 7, 2014 is Scent of Butterflies. She is also the author of the historical novels,  Harem, Courtesan and The Last Romanov. Diana: Your novels are all historical novels, set in exotic times … Continue reading

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Phyllis Chesler: On a Writer’s Dilemma, An American Bride in Kabul and the New Anti-Semitism

I’m honored to post this interview with Phyllis Chesler, writer, early feminist activist and leader, and psychotherapist whose first book, Women and Madness, was one of the first to address the mistreatment of women in the mental health field. Her … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Surprising News. Want More? Give More Away.

Check out this photo. My husband, Jonny, and I were at the wedding of our unofficially adopted daughter, Degetu Mamo, three years ago. And last month, she gave birth to her second child, Omer, an entirely cute boy. Her first … Continue reading

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Writer Molly Antopol: “Making Sense of The Scariest Parts of Life Through Writing”

I’m honored to host writer and writing teacher Molly Antopol, whose wonderful collection of short stories, The UnAmericans, will be published in February 2014 by W.W. Norton. You might not have heard of her. Yet. But you will. Diana: Welcome, … Continue reading

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Novelist Gila Green: “10 Things I’ve Learned After Publishing King of the Class”

  Diana: Today I am happy to host Gila Green, author of the novel, King of the Class, published by Now or Never Publishing (www.nonpublishing.com) and is located in Vancouver. Tell us please, how and why you decided to write King … Continue reading

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Michael Levin: You can’t fulfill your dream unless you dare to risk it all.

Today’s post is in memory of Michael Levin on the seventh anniversary of his death. Michael moved to Israel from Philadelphia in 2002 and joined the Paratroopers. In the summer of 2006, Michael was given leave to visit his family … Continue reading

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Ran Zilca: Never Allow Fear to be in the Driver’s Seat.

Happy to welcome Ran Zilca. You’ll soon see why there’s a photo of him and Deepak Chopra staring back at you! Diana: Welcome, Ran Zilca! My blog is about living your best chapter each day. Tell us what do you … Continue reading

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