Born in 1953 to Jewish parents, I grew up in Swansea, South Wales. I am the younger of two sons. I learned at the local comprehensive school, where I gained six 'O' level passes: History, French, English language and literature, Latin, Maths. I studied at a further education college where I obtained three 'A' level passes: History, French, English.
Leaving Swansea at age twenty, I moved to London where I studied unsuccessfully for a BA in English, Law and Philosophy. The course was known as the BA general.
At age 26, I moved to Israel, where I have spent more than half my life. Whilst working on a kibbutz, I studied Hebrew on a program where you can work a half day and study the language on the second half. I served for a year and a half in the army. During my time there I met someone who described himself as a Messianic Jew. I read the New Testament and became convinced of its truth. I have lived in that truth ever since.
Shortly afterwards I started to write Messianic or Christian poetry, which also included life as it appeared to me in my new country. You could say I'm an observer of the local scene, and I make my observations in poetic form. My thoughts have flowed in this way for about 26 years. After twenty years, I put together a book of poems which I called 'Messiah's love for His child.' In coming to faith in Christ, I became interested in writing and developing poetry mostly of a Christian nature. My newfound faith supplied me with the reason and inspiration to write. Nowadays there is a flourishing in Israel of the faith first presented to the Jews and then to the world. My part and place, and the developments I have observed as Messianic Judaism has grown in the land, comes out in my poems.
In 1998 I married a Russian immigrant. We make our home in Netanya, a coastal city 20 kilometers north of Tel Aviv, and attend a Messianic fellowship there. We have one daughter.
Our congregation has an outreach to three chronically disabled people who live at a special center; I take care of them as their driver and helper, and have been at this job for 15 years. With disabilities like cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and quadriplegia, I became a willing set of hands and legs for them. My job is to bring them some comfort and serve them.
In 2000 I started writing my autobiography, which I persevered at for seven years; it remains as yet unpublished. I'm working on a further book of poems which I've called 'Journey of a soul.' I think I have a contribution to make in the areas of Messianic poetry. I further think my insights into life in Israel, its special significance as the reborn Jewish nation, and its titanic struggle for survival, hold interest in today's world.
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