About Me

I was born Dorothy Opas in Melbourne, Australia. I came to live in Israel with my husband and four children in 1971. We now have 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren , all living in Israel. Today, my home is in Jerusalem.

I am widely known as a teacher of Creative Writing and a syndicated journalist. I am the author of 13 published books, the most recent ones being “The Pomegranate Pendant” (now a movie under the title of “The Golden Pomegranate”); its sequel “The Seeds of the Pomegranate”; “Esther” – a Jerusalem |Love Story; “In A Good Pasture” and my memoir “My Long Journey Home.”

I have received several literary awards – the “For Jerusalem” citation by the late Mayor Teddy Kollek for my fiction, articles and poems about Jerusalem; and the Seef Award from the Society for Justice, Ethics and Morals as “Best Foreign Correspondent”. Na’amat Women, in USA did me the honor of selecting me as “The Israeli woman who has made a difference in literature.”

In the past, I served as Press Officer of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

Welcome to my blog!

I can be reached at dwaysman@gmail.com

Photo of Dvora Waysman

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Vita Goldstein says:

    I just sent you an email. But condensed version, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your every word, in Rechovot and have enjoyed reading your books. Thank you for sharing your talents. I even enjoyed your childhood poem. I hope you will send it to me. It is an inspiration to the young and old. 🙂 Vita Goldstein

  2. Mary Baxter says:

    I love your smile! We emailed each other years ago and lost contact after my computer broke.
    Then life happened. I am happy to see you are still writing and helping others to learn to write.
    Mary Baxter

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