The Benedictine monastery in Abu Gosh. Michal Fattal

The Russian Jewish Painter Who Became a Benedictine Monk in France

Before being expelled from the monastery and moving to Israel to take care of an elderly man

We’ve arranged to meet at the train station in Beit Shemesh, located west of Jerusalem. Though I recognize him from his Facebook photo, I’m a bit surprised. I’d expected someone more dramatic in appearance –...

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