The Kosher Hedgehog

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Law
Occupation Attorney
Location North Hollywood, California
Introduction The Kosher Hedgehog is Ralph Kostant, a commercial real estate and natural resources attorney practicing in North Hollywood. I have enjoyed 34 years of unparalleled marital bliss with Laura, the mother of our four grown-up and more or less adult children. A former law partner of Lowell Brown (aka "The Hedgehog"), he hooked me on blogging, first as a guest contributor and then as his blog partner. As befits a hedgehog, I mostly blog about one area I know well, Israel and Middle Eastern affairs. I am a "poshete Yid," a simple Jew, who lives in the Orthodox Jewish community of Valley Village/North Hollywood.
Interests Jewish religious studies, Middle Eastern affairs.
Favorite Movies Casablanca, The Princess Bride, the Lord of the Wings trilogy, Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Little Women, Catch 22, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chariots of Fire
Favorite Music Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony ("Pathetique"), Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and the Nutcracker, Dvorak's 9th Symphony ("From the New World"), Aaron Copeland's Billy the Kid, Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Schubert's Symphony No. 8 (sounds finished to me), the Grateful Dead through 1972, the Rolling Stones "Let It Bleed" album, Sound tracks to Little Women, Last of the Mohicans, & Lawrence of Arabia
Favorite Books To Kill a Mockingbird, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy & sequels, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Kite Runner, Moby Dick, East of Eden, The Hound of the Baskervilles and almost all of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Grendel, The Old Man & the Sea