Aliya Stories: The pen and the sword

"For this decorated soldier, the Hebrew letters are now the tools of his trade.

Kalman Delmoor has come a long way since he was born in New York in 1988 to a Jewish mother and gentile father, who gave him the name Kyle.

“My parents are both spiritual people, and my father converted when he married my mother, but it wasn’t until later that they became Orthodox,” says Delmoor, who came to Israel in 2007 and made aliya two years later.

Today he works as a sofer stam (scribe) and calligrapher and is part of the Jerusalem Fifth Quarter, an art gallery and artists’ colony located in the Jewish Quarter of the capital’s Old City."

Read the full article "Aliya Stories: The pen and the sword" feature in The Jerusalem Post here: