14 monologues of "becoming secular", the stories of men and women born into a closed religious community who nevertheless dared ask. People tired of the one, limited, 'way' who prefer the non-clarity of an open society, a culture that offers different answers and allows new questions, leaving the individual the right, the duty, to chose for him- or-her-self.
Shimon Lev was born in Jerusalem to a religious, well-to-do Zionist family and received his education in various Yeshivas. Served in the army in an elite unit and during the Lebanese war 'took off his Yarmulke'. Lev is a visual artist, a photographer and writer. Among other things he has published in Austria a book of photographs of Israel and contributed to other books published in Israel and around the world.
"The mere publication of fourteen monologues by 'formerly religious'... could one day form part of the historic evidence to the prevailing spirit of a fifty-years-old Israel... A fascinating book..."
"A rare document that reveals the dynamics of the journey towards secularism..."
"The importance of And He Who Can Ask is embedded in its honesty and confessional styled descriptions of a process, so demanding that more than once didn't and couldn't reach its end... Lev has wisely chosen not to interfere with the internal pace of the monologues... The writing is fluent and flowing."