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 a grant writer for the Jewish Agency for 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.

208 thoughts on “ben Alexander”

  1. David, I read your poem about seeing your father seeing you, which is very moving. But I cant find a way to leave a comment..except here on your about page…?????????? I wanted to thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog. I appreciate it……it is hard to find words for such horrors. My spirit is swamped with how much is wrong everywhere………yet thank heaven for the release of words, it helps. Your family story would make an incredible memoir. I hope you are writing it.

  2. Thanks for visiting my site, David! Just starting out and it means a lot. I’m looking around your site and I love your poems! Looking forward to reading them regularly. Shalom.

    1. it’s just a bulleted list that I manually maintain, Colleen – I wasn’t satisfied with the automatic feed that WordPress provides, and this allows me to tag my poems with relevant words if I want to search for them later…

  3. Shalom, David!
    I appreciate your poem “ben Alexander.” It reminded me of my own father who passed away over 5 years ago. He loved poetry and recited some by heart. I hope you visit Israel some day with my friends from the Philippines. I learned biblical Hebrew from a professor who used English as a medium of instruction but our vocabulary words and translations from the TANAHK were in Hiligaynon (A regional language spoken by Filipinos who live in the islands of Panay and Negros, but many are residing all over the world including Israel.) My Hebrew is not so good anymore for lack if use but I enjoyed learning it and hope to do more study of this beautiful language. Best to you!
    – Carla

    1. Carla – I just realized that I never responded to this lovely comment of yours! It wasn’t intentional… I’m really sorry about that… sometimes these comments just slip through the cracks!

      Thank you for visiting me.


  4. Hello, David! I wish you a happy new year!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. I appreciate it.

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