Loving Sons and Brothers

Loving Sons and Brothers

by Ezekiel Nieto Benzion


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517330255
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

All his life, Ezekiel Nieto Benzion (born in NYC in 1954) has been an avid listener--highly prized by the talented storytellers in his family who often vied among themselves for an audience to hear their tales. His favorite memories were the hours spent with his grandparents--all immigrants from Eastern Europe--who told wonderful tales about their adventures in the old country and in the new one while "kibitzing" over endless games of gin rummy or pinochle or while drinking many "glasses" of tea.
As the stories reached their climaxes, the narrator often switched to Yiddish, to spare the tender ears of "das Kind"--the child. Everyone would roar with laughter or shake their heads in sympathy at the end of the tale, leaving young Ezekiel desperate to learn the language to understand their secrets. So, in college, he switched his major from mathematics to foreign languages--specializing in the languages of the Jewish diaspora--Yiddish, Ladino, Arabic and Hebrew.
Eventually his grandfather gave him his most prized possession--the 200 year old journals written by a distant forebear, Judah Halevi. Throughout the journals, Ezekiel found codes and puzzles leading him on new paths of research to uncover the truth of the mysterious doctor's life. What he learned forms the structure of the tales in the series from "The Judah Halevi Journals." In writing the books, Ezekiel proudly follows his family's tradition--telling the stories of the old country to a new generation.
For more information about Ezekiel and the stories he tells, and to join into the conversation, go to TellingOurTales.net.

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