Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Lecture Topic

My timely new lecture topic: (also attached)

WHO SHOULD WE ROOT FOR : Russia or Ukraine?

Where do American Jews stand?
New Cold War. New Civil War in Ukraine.

OUR JEWISH HERITAGE: Russia & Ukraine:
Until 1920, Russia and Ukraine were the spiritual and religious center of the Jewish people in Europe.  From 1880 to 1920, 2 million Jews emigrated from the old Russian Empire to the U.S.

“The World of Our Fathers and Mothers.”

*From the shtetl to the Czar to Russian Jews in the 21st Century:
*Russia: Yesterday, today and tomorrow?

Meet Ben G. Frank, journalist, reporter and former news person at Radio Liberty, as well as the   author of the just- published Klara’s Journey, A Novel,”(Marion Street Press) a story of  betrayal, high drama, love that takes place in Ukraine & Russia! He is also the author of  “The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond,” (Globe Pequot Press) a travel narrative, with several chapters on Russia and Ukraine, and the Trans-Siberian Railway..

*Impact of Russian Revolution & Civil War explored in this new historical novel, “Klara’s Journey,” by Ben G. Frank, considered one of this country’s most distinguished travel writers and commentators on Jewish communities around the world.

Talking points:

·       The Russian-Ukraine Crisis
·       EU and Sanctions
·       Future of Ukraine
·       Why history is important and yet….
·       The Russian and Ukrainian Jewish Community.

Ben G. Frank is also the author of “A Travel Guide to the Jewish Caribbean and South America,”  “A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe,” and “A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine,” all Pelican Publishing Company.

Ben G. Frank  journeyed  through Russia and the Ukraine, Siberia and the Russian Far East, China and Japan, as well as Canada, before writing this historical novel , “Klara’s Journey.”
A former newspaper reporter with the New Haven Register and Elizabeth Daily Journal, he has published articles in Hadassah Magazine, Reform Judaism Magazine, The New Haven Register, The Arkansas Gazette,  Inside Chappaqua Magazine, and Inside Magazine, Philadelphia, PA.
About the book:
Klara’s Journey: A Novel
ISBN 9781936863471  * 228 pages, trade paperback$17.95 (CAN $19.95)

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