Who Is Dr. Israel Drazin?

Dr. Israel Drazin served for 31 years in the US military and attained the rank of Brigadier General. He has a Ph.D. in Judaic Studies and a Masters Degree in psychology and a Masters Degree in Jewish Literature. He is an attorney and a rabbi. He developed the legal strategy that saved the military chaplaincies when its constitutionality was attacked in court and received the Legion of Merit for his service. He was the scholar who recognized that the Aramaic translation Targum Onkelos took hundreds of items from the Tannaitic Midrashim, which were edited around 400 CE; therefore, the Targum must have been composed after that date, a period much later than had been widely accepted.


He is the author of 54 books, including a series of five volumes on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, and a series of books on the twelfth-century philosopher Moses Maimonides, a history of the legal case he handled, and dozens of books on the Bible. Dr. Drazin is currently working on other books.


May 2024

The radical views of Spinoza

   My friend Turk Hill, who generally agrees with me, requested that I place his views about Spinoza on my [...]

What is Spinoza’s Philosophy

Spinoza: Freedom’s Messiah By Ian Buruma Yale University Press ISBN 978-0300248920 2024, 216 pages, $23.20                                                               What is Spinoza’s [...]

A very enlightening book

  Maimonides: Faith in Reason  Yale University Press (Jewish Lives) By Alberto Manguel 256 pages, 2023 ISBN 978-0-300-21789-6 $14.84                                              [...]

April 2024

Becoming Elijah

  Becoming Elijah, Prophet of Transformation By Daniel C. Matt Yale University Press March 15, 2022 248 pages ISBN 978-0-300-24270-6 [...]

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