I am an American- born Jerusalem -based writer whose books are on largely Jewish subjects. After years of publishing and not publishing my books with commercial publishers I have decided reluctantly to begin self-publishing works of my own. The first such book is 'Childhood Stories 145 First Street Troy New York'.( Createspace Amazon 2011) This is a collection of one- hundred and twenty small stories and vignettes which focus on the life of an American- Jewish family in the early fifties of the twentieth century. The book is narrated by the second son of the family who during the time is between eight and twelve years old. He narrates the story in his voice of that time, the voice of an introspective and perceptive child. And he presents a picture not only of his family but of the local community, the shul, the school, the business world he was a part of. Above all he presents the story of his own inner struggle to understand his life and world. Yet the book too contains portraits of many characters of that world. The book is written in a questioning and loving tone. I have written the following additional books: A philosophical memoir, "Seven Years in Israel: A Zionist Storybook". 1983 A book of poems "Mourning for my Father " 1989 A work of Jewish thought,"Life as Creation :A Jewish way of thinking about the world." 1993 Two works of interviews and conversations with Jewish teachers and spiritual leaders. "In the Service of God." 1995 and " Learning in Jerusalem" 1998 A book of conversations on the life and work of Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg. 1998 And a journal , " Small Acts of Kindness" Striving for 'Derech eretz' in Everyday Life." ( Urim Books, Jerusalem 2004) A biography of former Israeli Chief Rabbi Shmuel Goren ( Urim Books 2006) . I write on public affairs concentrating on the situation of Israel and the Jewish people. I review books frequently in a number of different formats. The principal subjects are Jewish thought, books on Israel, English and American literature, scientific and technological developments and the 'human situation'. I hope through my work to make my own contribution however small to improving God's world.