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Howard Kaplan is the author of the novels THE DAMASCUS COVER, BULLETS OF PALESTINE, TO DESTROY JERUSALEM, and THE SPY'S GAMBLE. The film adaptation of THE DAMASCUS COVER, starring Sir John Hurt in his final film, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and seven Israeli actors is available on Hulu in the U.S. and distributed in the UK by Lionsgate films and currently available on iTunes and Amazon.

Remembering Rabbi Hugo Gryn

On the twenty-fourth anniversary of his death, I thought I would mark the occasion to remember my friend, Rabbi Hugo Gryn.  It was in the mid-1970s, in Jerusalem, when a longtime friend, Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman, introduced me to a visiting London rabbi and his family.  I had been spending my junior year of college at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 1970-1971 and decided to stay on afterwards. Rabbi Levi and I had met when we worked together at […]

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