ben Alexander

In Hebrew, ‘ben’ (בן) means ‘son’ or ‘son of’.

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David Bogomolny was born in Jerusalem to parents who made Aliyah from the USSR in the mid-70’s. He grew up in America and returned to Israel as an adult. He works as an advocate for religious freedom in Israel. He and his wife and daughter live in Jerusalem.

He began writing the ‘Skeptic’s Kaddish for the Atheist’ in Jerusalem, Israel, 30 days after burying his father in South Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. His series was originally published on the Times of Israel blogs.

Read his kaddish memoir.

107 thoughts on “ben Alexander”

  1. Hi David! Thank you for visiting Niel Dann’s blog and liking my recent post. I am beyond grateful for it and a chance of getting to know bloggers like you is truly a gift. I wish all the best!

    Stay safe!
    Niel Dann

  2. David, thank you for liking my post yesterday. I do not have many followers and it was a boost to receive your positive “like”. I find it remarkable that we are communicating across the globe. All of us exuding the gifts given us from above and sharing those gifts! Blessings to you and yours! Jan Troidle

      1. Upstate NY, Ballston Lake. This was my first post in months…been in a funk and your encouragement most helpful. thanks a million!

      2. I’m sitting outside on my porch for morning prayer time. The emerald grass and fucia flowers are singing to my soul a song of peace and beauty. Our God is so good!

      3. I know my writing and poetry is very basic, but yours, yours is exquisite, so different, magnetic. You are blessed!

  3. Hi David, just wanted to drop by to say hello and to thank you for visiting my website. There’s so much creativity and inspiration out there in the wordpress world, it’s beautiful to see.
    Sending all good wishes for you and your writing!
    Jill London

  4. David, I always appreciate your appreciation for my scribbles on Friendly Freethinker. As a former minister and once-upon-a-faith “jews for jesus” guy, it’s good to connect with another freethinker in Jerusalem. Shalom to you and in your life!

    1. Chris, I find your writing to be incredibly refreshing, TBH. I’m really glad that bloggers like you are around – your writings reinforce my confidence in my sanity 🙂


  5. Thank you for continuously reading and liking my poems. I can’t imagine what drives you to read them, also liking them. But I’m really appreciative of it. Thanks again!

  6. Hi David,
    just to show you nervous I was at my Reading yesterday,,I gave you a shout out as ben and after I said Kaushal, our mutual reader friend so it sounded like ben Kaushal…interesting combination but not what I wanted to say:) Sorry about that:) I was of course, thinking of you🌹

  7. Hello David, thank you for liking my latest post. I like your ‘The Sceptic’s Kaddish’. I learned a lot about English while teaching it to Spanish students. John Dickinson

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