When Ezra ben-Yichya crafted the exquisite pomegranate pendant for his bride, Mazal, in 1881, he must have known that it would become the tradition to link his family from one generation to the next. In "Seeds of The Pomegranate", Bracha, the great granddaughter of Mazal and Ezra, passes on the Yemenite heritage to her modern Israeli family. "Seeds of The Pomegranate", a sequel to the highly-acclaimed book, The Pomegranate Pendant, spans sixteen historic years in the Land of Israel from 1966-1982.
Dvora Waysman was born Dorothy Opas in Melbourne, Australia. She made aliyah with her husband, Zvi, and their four children in 1971 to Israel. She now has 18 Israeli grandchildren.
Today, Dvora makes her home in Jerusalem where she is widely known as a teacher of creative writing. A freelance journalist syndicated worldwide, Dvora is the author of ten books.
In 1981, she was awarded the �For Jerusalem� citation by Mayor Teddy Kollek for her fiction, poetry and features about the city, and in 1988 she received the Seeff Award for Best Foreign Correspondent from the Society for Justice, Ethics and Morals in Journalism.
Dvora has also served as the Press Officer of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.