fbpx

Latest Posts

Home

Facebook

Twitter

Search
About

When a Minnesotan went to Israel

Recent events have had me thinking about Minnesotans who visited Israel. I confess, I only know one, personally. But, over the years, one of Minnesota’s most famous sons has been a regular visitor.

As far as I can tell, Bob Dylan first visited Israel in the early 1970s. His embrace of Christianity in the late 1970s was followed by a turn towards his Jewish heritage. In 1983, he visited Israel again, allowing himself to be photographed there for the first time, including a shot at Jerusalem’s open-air synagogue wearing a yarmulkah, phylacteries, and tallith. Later that year, he released one of his best albums of an admittedly barren decade, Infidels. The back cover featured a moody shot of Dylan on a hill overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem.

Here is an alternate take of one of the tracks from the album, ‘Neighborhood Bully’.

John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment. 

Comments

Subscribe

Categories

Upcoming Events

  • Morning in Minnesota: St. Cloud

    Location: St. Cloud

    Sign up HERE! Courtyard by Marriott St. Cloud 404 West Saint Germain Street St. Cloud, MN, 56301 Please join Center of the American Experiment on Tuesday, July 21 for breakfast with Center policy fellow and education expert Catrin Wigfall as she explains K-12 education in the state and its persistent disparities despite decades of increased spending. Following her presentation, Catrin will lead a Q&A session. 7:30 AM Check In and Breakfast 8:00 AM Presentation 9:00 AM Conclude   Catrin Wigfall is a Policy Fellow at Center of the American Experiment. She is also the director of EducatedTeachersMN and EmployeeFreedomMN. Catrin’s…

    Register Now
  • Kristi Noem: The Courage to Reject a Shutdown

    Location: Online

    Sign up HERE! Join us Wednesday, July 8th for an interview with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem over Zoom. In response to COVID-19, Noem defied the norm of a statewide shutdown and let South Dakotans choose for themselves what safety precautions to take. Tune in to this live online event to hear how Governor Noem preserved her state’s economy while still keeping citizens safe. Wednesday, July 8th at Noon CT Sign up HERE!  

    Register Now
  • Morning in Minnesota: Marshall

    Location: Marshall Golf Club

      Sign up for this event HERE! Please join Center of the American Experiment on Thursday, July 16 at Marshall Golf Club for a breakfast with Center economist, John Phelan, as he discusses Minnesota’s economic future. Following his presentation, John will lead a Q&A session. 7:30 AM Check In and Breakfast 8:00 AM Presentation 9:00 AM Conclude John Phelan is a graduate of Birkbeck College, University of London, where he earned a BSc in Economics, and of the London School of Economics where he earned an MSc. He worked in finance for ten years before becoming a professional economist. He…

    Register Now