Jewish Women Writers Seminar 2023 Coming Up July 4th in Jerusalem

I want to share this with all my aspiring friends who love to write here in Israel, perhaps beyond. The Jewish Women Writers Seminar happens once a year and it’s coming up real soon. Although hundreds of women attend, it’s pretty much still a best kept secret. This year I’m privileged to present a workshop […]

Brain boosting supplements perform even before receiving them

I haven’t even received the brain-boosting supplements but they’re already doing what they’re supposed to. Boosting memory. This is how it works. Michele, a dear friend in Haifa, is going to New York and asks me if I need anything to bring back. It happens I’m thinking about getting a brain-functioning booster supplement. But they’re […]

Kristina Reiko Cooper

An exclusive interview with the virtuoso cellist at the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art – Jan. 3, 2023 Thank you Dr Les Glassman for documenting this interview with Kristina Reiko Cooper at the Tikotin Museum. I’d be grossly exaggerating to say that I know anything about the classical music world today, as you can see […]

Brendan Burchard reminds us that when success isn’t enough, cherish your life!

Chasing a Dream

Brendan Burchard, the author of a long list of best-selling motivational books, is big on adopting a “destiny mindset,” seeing your life as consequential, that what we do is making a difference. The more we give thanks for what’s happening in our lives daily, the more we feel fulfilled. Brendan’s research has found that daily […]

Happy Birthday Paul Laurence Dunbar

It’s the week of the summer solstice, so I thought why not read a summer-themed poem to the artists at the Saturday Genesis Art Workshop on Zoom. Google directed me to this site:, where I was drawn to Summer-time, the magnificent poem of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Little did I know that it was actually […]

Happy Chanukah from my Mother in Heaven

  It’s happened once more. My mother has come for a visit. It’s been more than four years since I’ve seen her in the flesh, but she continues to stay close and prod me along. She’s been saying to me for some time: “When’s your memoir going to be published?” And I’ve said to her […]

The Prophecy in a Lego Creation

Today is my third anniversary, the day I officially made aliya and became an Israeli citizen. I love living in Jerusalem. I love the friends I’ve made and seeing how my children blossomed here, Miriam with her mosaics and beautiful friendships with other young women and Seiji with his life in an international boarding high […]

For the Love of a Cookie

  I don’t know Shara Jacobs. But her almost-love story on the website could have been mine. Who is Shara Jacobs? She’s a woman of undisclosed age looking back on her teenage self. It was summertime. She was in training in the Poconos to become a lifeguard,  together for the first time with non-Jews, […]

Write about your Life But No Need to Revisit It

  What to do with those writing journals? With Corona keeping us close to home like never before, it’s very tempting to start digging out old journals and getting to work on your memoir. A dear friend had just that thought. The problem was that she was dreading confronting the woman of twenty years earlier […]

What’s in a Title?

  The thing about writing a book is that it can take years and years, as it did in my case. October was its completion and I marked the occasion unceremoniously because, in truth, there’s a sense of double sadness. An eight-year process was over and life needed to move on. But on the other […]

From the Private Journals of Alex Singer

I ask myself as a writer and artist, what is it about the combination of “arts and letters” that is so powerful? Why is it that when we see words next to a work of art by the artist, we are comforted in knowing that a level of intimacy and honesty is being offered that […]