To Climb the Mountain

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AuthorHouse, Jan 13, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 576 pages
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Bravo. There are many people writing, but you are truly an artist!!! Very much enjoyed the story, the style and the artistic expression. Havent seen this kind of writing in our circles. Thanks. S.S. (London, England)

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I look forward to your articles in the Hamodia. I wish that they would appear more often. In addition to the good subjects, I love your writing. The stories are impossible to put down once begun. S.T. (New York)

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Irwin is writing falsehoods. Kindly review the truth at


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About the author (2012)

Irwin Benjamin was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Yeshiva in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After serving two years in the military during the Korean War, he became a court reporter. In 1973 Irwin formed his own court reporting firm, where he worked until he retired. He has since been teaching Talmud, and writing for various publications. He lives with his wife on Long Island and Manhattan.

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