Friday, July 22, 2016

My travel article in The Jerusalem Post, Lexington Ave, SoHo and Katz's Deli, Enjoy

“I travel the world,” but I always return to the “Big Apple, “ in my travel writing. Ah,  those delis. Here’s my take on “Lexington Avenue,” SoHo,  and  “Katz’s Delicatessen “in the “Jerusalem Post.” Check out “Klara’s Journey,” (Marion Street Press) http://amzn.to/13Sp769 , a story of “betrayal, drama and love, as well as “The Scattered Tribe, Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond,” (Globe Pequoet Press) http://amzn.to/J3Z47T Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com


Sunday, July 17, 2016

The 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, prelude to WWII

Lest we forget: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, the first battle  of World War II to come, broke out July 17,  80 years ago. The Spanish army, under the fascist leader,  Francisco Franco,  rebelled against the legitimately elected government of the Spanish Republic in what became  one of the “bloodstirring episodes of European history.” The rebels were supplied by Hitler and Mussolini,  while the Western democrcies, including. U.S. sat back. Only Stalinist  Russia supplied the Republic with arms. The rebels were victorious.  Spain became a “fascist state “ under dictator Franco until he died in 1975. 2,800 Americans fought on the side of the Republic; most in the “Lincoln Brigade.” About 750 died.  Read “The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond,” (Globe Pequot Press,) http://amzn.to/J3Z47T  as well as “A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe,” 3rd edition. (Pelican Publishing). Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com


Monday, July 11, 2016

Odessa still in the news!

·         Odessa, the home of many parents and grandparents of American Jews, is also the  home of “Klara Rasputnis in “Klara’s Journey,” (Marion Street Press), an historical novel and a story of “betrayal, drama and love.” Odessa  stands as the home of some of the greatest Jewish writers and early Zionist leaders. Today, Odessa remains constantly in the news as Ukraine’s largest port, and as a bastion against Russian aggression especially after Putin seized Crimea.  Read more about Odessa in “Klara’s Journey,”  http://amzn.to/13Sp769  Follow me on twitter @bengfrank.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Check out my 3 books on Russia and Jews n Asia, notably “Klara’s Journey, (Marion Street Press)  http://amzn.to/13Sp769 , also ebook, nook. “The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond,” (Globe Pequot Press); http://amzn.to/J3Z47T Guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine,” (Pelican Publishing Co.) Wherever books are sold.  Follow me on twitter @bengfrank 
Two years after Russia-Ukraine conflict began,
NATO will have the largest concentration of troops in East Europe since the Cold War. And yes, it all began in the days of "Klara's Journey," (Marion Street Press) http://amzn.to/13Sp769, an historical novel and a story of "betrayal, high drama and love." Wherever books are sold and an ebook.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

 Check out my blog at www.bengfrank.blogspot.com “I Travel the World.” Follow me on twitter @bengfrank  Of course you can order “Klara’s Journey,” an historical novel, and a story of “betrayal, drama and love," as an ebook, from any Amazon center: http://amzn.to/13Sp769 Also nook, ipad, Kobo, etc.  “Klara’s Journey, (Marion Street Press) ISBN 9781936863471 is available wherever books are sold!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Step forward in India,

Maharashtra government in India, today cleared the proposal to accord the small Jewish population in the state with minority status. Read. The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond,” (Globe Pequot Press) http://amzn.to/J3Z47T, ebook Follow me on twitter @bengfrank