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.
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