Monday, June 29, 2015

Now is the time to read "Klara's Journey""

If ever there existed a time when an unbridled Russian nationalism expresses itself openly, it is Russia today under Vladimir Putin. We now have the emergence  of a new Cold War which in reality began after the Russian Revolution in 1917 and the Russian Civil War, (1918-22). Travel back in time to that source of today’s war in Ukraine, by reading “Klara’s Journey,” (Marion Street Press), “ an historical novel, a story of “betrayal, drama and love.” http://amzn.to/13Sp769. Wherever books are sold and an ebook as well as  J. Levine Books and Judaica, levinejudaica.com  Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com Jason Mastrian at jasonmastrian@gmail.com by April 30, 2015.  Jason Mastrian at jasonmastrian@gmail.com by April 30, 2015. or a great cause.The suggested donation will be $25 with the proceeds raised benefiting the South Florida Pitt Club Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jews displaced in eastern Ukraine.

Of the 90,000 Jewish residents of eastern Ukraine some 40,250 are currently in exile from their homes. Many of these refugees, specifically children, have had to face what no one should have to go through, bombings, death, destruction, and the loss of family and friends reports Chabad. Terrible conditions existed when Klara Rasputnis made her way through Ukraine and Russia during the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War. Read “Klara’s Journey,” (Marion Street Press), http://amzn.to/13Sp769 Also an ebook. Wherever books are sold. Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com

Friday, June 26, 2015

Yoga and India

International  Day of Yoga recently celebrated. In India Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi recalled  the contribution of ancient sages, yoga gurus and practitioners across the world. He said Yoga was not merely an exercise , but offered an opportunity for balancing the mind and body and could help harness an individual’s  inner strength. For more on India and its wonderful Jewish community, read “The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond,” (Globe Prequot Press) http://amzn.to/J3Z47T. This travel narrative is also an ebook.  Wherever books are sold, . Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com



Second anniversary of the publication of "Klara's Journey,"

2 YEARS AGO TODAY, “KLARA’S JOURNEY,” IS PUBLISHED:  STILL GOING STRONG! 
If ever there existed a time when an unbridled Russian nationalism expresses itself openly, it is Russia today under Vladimir Putin. We now have the emergence  of a new Cold War which in reality began after the Russian Revolution in 1917 and the Russian Civil War, (1918-22). Travel back in time to that source of today’s war in Ukraine, with “Klara’s Journey,” (Marion Street Press), “ an historical novel, a story of “betrayal, drama and love.” http://amzn.to/13Sp769. Wherever books are sold and an ebook as well as  J. Levine Books and Judaica, levinejudaica.com  Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com Jason Mastrian at jasonmastrian@gmail.com by April 30, 2015.  Jason Mastrian at jasonmastrian@gmail.com by April 30, 2015. or a great cause.The suggested donation will be $25 with the proceeds raised benefiting the South Florida Pitt Club Endowed Scholarship Fund.
To complement the wine tasting experience, we will have a wonderful selection of tasty hors d'oeuvres and a number of outstanding raffle items. Please plan on joining your fellow South Florida Pitt Alumni for an afternoon of great wine, great food, and lots of fun in beautiful Coral Springs.
Questions / RSVP to Jason Mastrian at jasonmastrian@gmail.com by April 30, 2015.
We look forward to your participation!
Hail to Pitt!!!


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

To all my friends in India.

To all my friends in India, Looking forward to this happening. In the coming year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the first Indian premier in history to visit Israel. He will also travel to Jordan and the Palestinian territories. The move was announced Sunday by Modi’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, and marks yet another recent landmark in Israeli-Indian relations. In September, Modi met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, in the first such meeting in 11 years, according to Tablet Magazine, FYI, "The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond," Globe Pequot Press. http://amzn.to/J3Z47T

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lest We Forget, WWII

 Lest We Forget: The end of World War II. 70 Years ago. The first signing of German surrender takes place at Rheims, France, on May 7. The second and final surrender ceremony is on May 8, in Berlin. On May 9, nearly four years after the Nazi invasion of Russia, Moscow makes a victory announcement. “Attention! This is Moscow. Germany has capitulated. This day, in honor of the victorious Great Patriotic War, is to be a national holiday, a festival of victory.” Hitler’s Thousand Year Reich ends and with it “the Nazis’ horrendous tyranny supported to the last by most Germans,” wrote historian Fritz Stern, a topic I researched in my latest book on Russia and Ukraine, “Klara’s Journey,” (Marion Street Press) an historical novel. Check out my other book  on Russia and Ukraine, “The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond, “ (Globe Pequot Press). Both are available wherever books, including Amazon, kindle, nook, etc. Follow me on twitter @bengfrank.