Dov Silverman

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Dov (Robert Joseph) Silverman

My Father (The Teacher) has left us 20/1/2021.

He asked that I write “המורה” (The Teacher) on his grave. Of all the many things he did in life, this is how he wanted to be remembered.

These included –
* US Marine Sergeant under heavy fire in Korea
* Long Island Railroad Conductor
* Auctioneer of many interesting items for the NY Police department
* Teacher in the holy city of Safed
* Singer/entertainer during the Yom Kippur war with a group of Safed students
* High school principal
* Supervisor of English teachers in the Galilea, Israel
* City Councilman
* Bestselling novelist -
* Volunteer bowls instructor for the blind -
* and more…

He published over 40 novels and short stories and had 5 books on the best seller’s list in England.

For me he was “Da", a very special man who encouraged me to do many things.

He is survived by me, his granddaughters Loriel Sher and Anav Youlevich and Shira, Bar and Ya-ara. He had a son Jeffrey – a very handsome basketball player and all around good guy. He had a wife of over 50 years (my mother) who he loved very much – Janet Silverman – now they are together.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dov Silverman served as a U.S. Marine in the Korean War, worked as a Long Island railroad conductor, been an auctioneer, and even established the Autar Microfilm Service. While working so hard on the railroad, he earned his high school diploma and went on to graduate from Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, cum laude, at the age of 39. He and his family settled in Safed, Israel in 1972.

He credited a spiritual meeting with God and a Tzaddik (righteous man), Jules Rubinstein, in the Brentwood (New York) Jewish Center, with setting him on the path of study, religious involvement and settlement in Israel.

His novel, FALL OF THE SHOGUN, appeared on the London Times Best-Seller List and has been published in multiple languages. He also won a 1988 Suntory Mystery Fiction Award, Japan, for REVENGE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERDS.

Where to find Dov Silverman online


The Power Path Series
The based-on-true-life stories of John Mung, son of Japan, who helped to bring his country into the modern age and beyond.
The Fall of the Shogun
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Black Dragon
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The Shishi
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To the Gates of Hell
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Cahena: Warrior Queen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 157,670. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Her land had been claimed by the Romans, and now it faced invasion by a more dangerous force to the east. But the beautiful Cahena was gifted with second sight, and she would use it to protect her people from the enemy... even if it meant turning from God.
The Power Path
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 564,890. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Historical » General
Based on a true story: The fisherboy son of a displaced samurai goes from castaway into being one of the most important people in Japanese history.
The Duchess of Landsfeld
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 155,310. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Well-behaved women seldom make history. Lola Montez was anything but well-behaved.
God's Dancer: A Search for Identity
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 177,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
“Which tune do I dance to?” the little boy asked. “We all dance to God’s music,” the nun replied. God is Victor’s musician, choreographer and partner, leading him through four wars, an intense and complicated love affair, intellectual awakening, religious revitalization and paternal conflict. The last melody leaves Victor and God in hand to hand combat as partners on the Dance Floor of Life.
Frank Crowe, The Dam Builder Who Changed the Face of the Earth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,430. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
It's an epic period of American history - the building of the Hoover Dam. See life through the eyes of folks from all walks of life who built the Dam; travel 21 miles on Death's Highway, to Sin City, Las Vegas where legal gambling, whorehouses and cold beer await. .. Building the Hoover Dam led America and the world out of the Great Depression.
Night Train to RonKonKoma
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,680. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Historical » USA
A collection of short stories by Dov Silverman, award winning history fiction author - touching on moments in history, things we should not forget, and how the heart never forgets. Included are: Tennessee Mountain Music A Man’s Reputation Banjo Eddie Elvis Helps Me Courting Amphitrite (Women’s Prison ship) Recall the Flagman The Retarded Mother Presidential Sicilian Connection The Laughing Moon
Jewish Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,340. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Historical » General
A collection of short stories dealing with daily Hebrew life, history and culture. Funny, thought-provoking, and even a little sad these stories will make you smile and open your heart.
The Prophet and the Priest
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,550. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
It's 1915. The Prophet and the Priest live in the isolated Italian village of San Marco. They clash on matters of faith. The two dedicated men of honor, integrity and morality combine forces to prevail over Mussolini's Black Shirts, the Nazis and Catholic Church.
The Eighth Day of Creation
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,720. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Two men must prove to the world that a mass murderer and schizophrenic is, in fact, God.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,260. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A Japanese-American artist is found dead. It is up to the Black Dragon, at the request of the US President and the Emperor of Japan, to solve this murder. Another masterpiece written by Dov Silverman, winner of the Suntory Mystery Fiction Award
The Poor Farm
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,110. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
An action-packed mystery, elderly love and ghost story. A 1930's Poor Farm in Missouri is taken over by drug lords and jealously guarded by the ghosts of Blacks who were wards of the state during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Alice and Leroy buy the abandoned Poor Farm to plant Christmas trees. Tilling the soil together, they find bones of murdered Blacks...
Gold to India
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,450. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When a Raj's son betrays his father for gold, his sister and a retired general must set things to right for the sake of a tsunami devastated Hindu community.
Top Shelf
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Urban
Five derelicts on New York's waterfront clash in a slice of life social comparison.
To the Gates of Hell
Series: The Power Path Series, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 149,880. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Darkest Hour... Japan is yet again on the brink of war. This time it will engulf the world from east to west, and Japan will become embroiled after the attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941.
Series: The Power Path Series, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 137,880. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » General
In the first part of the 20th century, John Mung and the Black Dragon Society are called upon by the Emperor to thwart Japan's militarist plans to wage war with China, Korea, and Russia.
Der Shishi
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 137,870. Language: German. Published: November 6, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Mung und John Whittefield stehen die Golden Lizard Anführer der tätowierten Männer zu befreien Japan aller foreigners.While versucht, neue Methoden der Landwirtschaft, Bildung und Handel in Japan einzuführen gewidmet sind, wehrt Mung aus dem russischen Versuch, über nördlichsten Inseln Japans nehmen . Seine Frau Saiyo stirbt bei einem earthquake.Her Schwester, Krankenschwestern Mung für Gesundheit
The Shishi
Series: The Power Path Series, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,160. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » General
In 19th century Japan, hero John Mung and his adopted brother must face down a Russian invastion and the genesis of a tattooed gang lead by The Golden Lizard.
The Black Dragon
Series: The Power Path Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 170,550. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
John Mung takes the title of Black Dragon and works through betrayal and dangerous intrigue to bring feudal Japan into the modern age..
The Fall of the Shogun
Series: The Power Path Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,230. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
As if by destiny, a young Japanese boy is rescued by an American ship Captain and becomes the bridge for Western knowledge into isolated 19th century Japan.
Legends of Safed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,460. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Historical » General
legends and stories of safed originate in the two worlds of mysticism and reality.ancient mysticism remains an integral part of the character of this modern hilltop town. safed is the center of world jewish mysticism.this picturesque town described in words is also depicted in art of the famous artists of safed. legends of safed was a best seller in Israel. I taught and lived there for 20 years.
The 5th Marines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,600. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » USA
Set in the midst of The Korean War, Colonel "Tough" Tony Shultz and the 5th Marines faces Chinese General Sung Shi Lee and the Chiang-si Province Boys. Political wrangling and corruption on both sides are the backdrop to the moral battlefield of Panmunjom and the land called "No Man's Land" in Chang Dang Valley.
Street Corner Society
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,050. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
It's 1947 and the worst blizzard Brooklyn has ever seen. Two resourceful teenagers find opportunities in the snow they didn't have before.
Revenge of the Good Shepherds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,950. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Good Shepherds are growing old. To breathe new life into the team, former British Intelligence agent Alec Finney recruits ex-Marine Captain Nelson Cross and Tal Caspi, female Israeli Olympic athlete. Their mission: to recover Vietnamese gold and exact revenge on the CIA agents that killed a squad of Marines to steal it.
The Kabbalist
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,680. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Satan is about to be freed from his confinement in Safed. Three rabbis are immersed in the Kabbala... and the battle for the future of mankind.
You set the price! Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Amphitrite, a women's prison ship bound for Australia, is struck by a storm en route.

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