By JERUSALEM POST STAFFTRY ONE YOURSELF>>>Age: 80
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Married? With children? Married 55 years with one son and three grand children
Education: Post Graduate - Economics
Religious affiliation / observance: Jewish / Reform
Last person / party I voted for: Independent
Next person / party I will vote for: Not sure
My history (100 words max): Born in South Bend Indiana. Served in US Navy during WWII. Spent the better part of my career serving in the federal government. I am now retired
Family history (100 words max): Both parents came from a shtettle near Kiev in the Ukraine. My father arrived in the States in time to serve the American Army in World War I
My connection with Israel: In 1980 I was posted to Israel to work on a joint project with the Ministry of Defense. In Israel I discovered a whole people, who had preserved its spiritual values and national identity for two thousand years in exile. And unlike any other people in history, retained sufficient vitality to experience the rebirth of their nation on its native soil. I was proud to belong to such a people.
I recently came across a stack of notes, taken during my stay in Israel. Organizing them into book format, I called the product of this effort "The Israelites - The Story of an Ancient People" and posted it to my web site www.zionpress.org. Judging by the level of activity it is generating, there is more than a casual interest in the subject
On Friday night, I... have Kabalat Shabath, which is special. My daughter-in-law who converted to Judaism leads us in prayer. My grandchildren who are receiving a Jewish education follow along in Hebrew
Last book I read was: Power, Faith and Fantasy by Michael Oren
Happiness: 1-10 (10 being the happiest) 10
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