Benyamin Cohen is a funny guy. He’s a funny guy that tackles the serious subject of reconnecting with his faith and spirituality in his memoir My Jesus Year. Benyamin is the son of an Orthodox rabbi who grew up practicing his Judaism while thinking that the grass looked greener at the church across the street. As he grew up he felt that he saw in Christians a passion for their religion that he was missing. So in an attempt to reconnect to his Judaism, he decided to spend a year with Christians.
I met Benyamin here at the Better World Books offices to chat about the book and the fact that his dad thinks Ben Stiller would be perfect for the part of Benyamin should there ever be a movie!
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