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.

219 thoughts on “ben Alexander”

  1. Hello David,
    Your poem today on not giving up was timely.
    Thank you!
    Do you post poems that have been published on other platforms here? I have a couple I would love to share.
    Best regards.

  2. Hey Ben, just wanted to say hello and thanks for checking out my website and reading some of my works when they reach your inbox. It means a lot to a young writer!

    1. ❤ Sam ❤ ~ you're more than welcome! If you're looking for WP blogging tips, feel free to check out this series I compiled for WP newbies:

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      BTW, please feel free to call me ‘David’ ~ that is my first name.

      The word ‘ben’ in Hebrew simply means ‘son of’; and my father’s name was ‘Alexander’ ~ I created this blog in his memory, you see.

      I know that ‘Ben’ is a popular name in English ~ I’m sorry for the confusion!

      Much love,

    1. Hi, Lesley – that’s very sweet of you; thanks!

      Actually my first name is ‘David’. In Hebrew, the word ‘ben’ simply means ‘son of’, and my father’s name was ‘Alexander’. I created this blog in his memory – hence my pen name.

      I know it’s confusing because ‘Ben’ is a popular name in English ~ sorry about that!

      All the best,

  3. Hi David – after you kindly liked my post ‘Shiba Inu’ (I don’t really show the site to anyone so that was really encouraging!) I visited your page and read ‘Natural English, or: Sidespin’. I was so blown away I have kept the tab open on my phone for a few weeks now. Truly beautiful and so lyrical. Looking forward to reading more. Poppy

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