As a Jewish doctor with lots of Jewish patients, a question I am frequently asked is “should I fast on Yom Kippur?” Today, I experienced a Middle Eastern variation of this theme during Ramadan.
Welcome to the first episode of the First Among Nations podcast. This podcast is intended to function as a virtual book club for the book of the same title. In this episode, I describe the meaning behind the cover and read the prologue. Enjoy and please join in the discussion with our community!
First Among Nations is the debut novel from Ira Mosen, an American physician now living in Israel. It captures the sights, sounds, tumultuous history, and modern realities of Israel.
Ira Mosen recounts a story of filling a prescription in Israel before Passover, and the hijab-wearing pharmacist surprises him with an unsolicited act of kindness.
The First Among Nations Podcast, hosted by Ira Mosen, is based on the book of the same title, and consists of readings from the book itself and a virtual book discussion group.