Norman A. Rubin

Norman A. Rubin is an American citizen, studied writing at Wolsley Hall, England - made aliyah 1963 and makes his home in Afula - Former correspondent for the Continental News Service, USA, now retired. Free-lance writer for the past twenty years writing on various subjects - Near East culture and crafts, archaeology, fantasy; religious history and rites, travel mainly historical, coinage, a bit of politics, etc.. Norman A. Rubin has been featured in publications world wide and on Net sites. See’ ‘yahoo.com’, ‘google.com' under his name for a review of his written work.

Built entirely with donations from Muslim believers, the Hejaz Railway – known as the Railway of Peace - was built between 1901 and 1908. It covered over 1,000 km from Damascus to the Medina region. Sadly only a very small part of the remarkable engineering achievement still exists. Norman Rubin brings it to life in this article about an exhibition held to commemorate its 100th anniversary.

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THE RAILWAY OF FAITH
Category: Arts
Issue No. 151
 

There is a museum of Bedouin culture in the North Eastern region of the Negev. The clothing, traditions, and culture of these desert dwellers is comprehensively addressed as their hospitality is enjoyed in the Bedouin tent which houses the exhibits.

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THE JOE ALON CENTER - MUSEUM FOR BEDOUIN CULTURE
Category: Israel
Issue No. 152
 

Biblical Zoos & Animal Reserves in Israel

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BIBLICAL ZOOS & ANIMAL RESERVES IN ISRAEL
Category: Environment
Issue No. 153
 

How has our society been able to change so much, and bureaucracy overtake so many things? Through Mr. Common Sense, Norman Rubin reminds us how our standards have changed and how so many ways of behaviour have deteriorated and become the accepted norm.

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A FINAL TRIBUTE TO MISTER COMMON SENSE
Category: Israel
Issue No. 157
 

The magical and mystical world of Jewish incantations, spells, magic, curses and oaths are displayed in amulets, jewelery, manuscripts and more in the current exhibition at Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. Norman Rubin tells you all about it.

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ANGELS & DEMONS
Category: Arts
Issue No. 156
 

The Bible Lands Museum of Jerusalem celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special ancient gold exhibition. This article provides an interesting and informative background on gold in its historical and cultural context.

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Gold – on exhibition at Bible Lands Museum
Category: Arts
Issue No. 166
 
 
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