About the Author


Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen

Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen is the author of "The Universal Jew - Letters to My Progressive Father" (Feldheim Publishers). He is also the director of the study-program: Hazon - Our Universal Vision: www.shemayisrael.co.il/publicat/hazon/.

Joy to the World

How to bring more joy to others, and make yourself feel a little better, too.

The Children's Ark

With the outbreak of WWII, two alien worlds came together as 500 Jewish children were hosted by Christian families in the British countryside.

The Courage to be Different

A Jewish boy's request for a Christmas tree leads to an important discovery: to be truly universal, we must first be able to give to the world our own unique light.

Park Versus Synagogue

A neighborhood petition taught me how the Torah encompasses all areas of existence.

Reservation Detour

A dramatic route to self-discovery includes a detour at Indian reservations in South Dakota.

My Promise to Kaya

When Jews are in trouble, it sometimes takes courage to speak out. Whether the threat is in Germany or in the Middle East.

Jews Without Children: A Tu B'Shvat Teaching

Men and women like myself, who are unable to have children, should not feel that they are incomplete Jews.

Friendship and Loyalty

In the darkened stairwell of One World Trade Center, one man taught the world the meaning of friendship and loyalty.

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