A Classic Author – Alastair Borthwick

Alastair Borthwick was a Scottish author, journalist, and broadcaster. He lived from 17th February 1913 to 25th September 2003. Mr. Borthwick is remembered for several reasons, among them being a holder of the OBE. The classical writer is famous for two books: Always A Little Further (1939) and Sans Peur (1949) later reissued as Battalion. The first book, Always A Little Further is the tale of hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands, while the second is a vivid tale of the Second World War from the perspective of an infantryman.

Alastair Charles Borthwick was born in Rutherglen but was raised in Troon and later on Glasgow. He studied in Glasgow High school. At the age of 16, he left to become a copytaker for the Evening Times. He later moved to the Glasgow Herald, where he wrote on various topics and newspaper leads. It was through “Open Air” page in the Herald that Alastair Borthwick was exposed to the famous climbing and hiking culture in Glasgow.

Initially, the activity was popular among the well-off but with time, the younger people picked it up. Hiking and climbing became the focus of his articles which were later published by Faber and Faber. A Little Further was a joyful classic that combined humor, social changes, and a vivid description of the outdoors in the Scottish Highlands. The book is still in print today.

The commencement of the Second World War saw Alastair Borthwick commissioned to different British Army Units. Initially, he served as private in the Highland Light Infantry before being moved to the second lieutenant and later on lance-corporal. He mainly served as an intelligence officer and towards the end of the war, he led a battalion of 600 men against the Germans. It was after the war that he published the second book, Sans Peur.

He and his wife, Anne moved to Jura where he worked as a broadcaster for the BBC. In the 1960s he also worked in television, where he produced programs for Grampian TV. In the 1970s, he relocated to Ayrshire on a farm, before moving to Beith and stayed in a nursing home for five years before his death.

Borthwick on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-borthwick

Adam Milstein starts educational programs for young Jews

Adam Milstein, the co-founder, and chairman of the Israeli-American Council is one of the people who has done a commendable job of bringing the Jews who live in the United States and those in the Middle East together. Milstein believes that there is nothing better and more important than knowing your origin and identifying with the true identity that is yours. The reason he holds this belief is because of the challenges that he has seen with the community. Some enemies are out to destroy the community if they are given a chance. Such people will never get that chance as long as there is unity of purpose among the people.

Adam Milstein says that one of the best ways of making sure that there is unity of purpose is by ensuring that the young people are taught about their origin and their identity. The young generation carries the mantle of leadership going forward. If the community does not act on showing the young generation the way, it will be very hard for the same generation to impart the future generation with the true story about their origin.

Adam Milstein believes that the war against anti-Semitism and other challenges that face the Jewish community must start by first focusing on the young generation. They are the ones who will carry on the true identity of the Jews for years to come. The way to ensure that the young generation has all the lessons at the fingertips is through education, family heritage and involvement in community development.

Adam Milstein supports efforts to foster the unity of the Jewish community by teaching the young people about who they are and why they need to be given the priority they deserve. Milstein has already started initiatives which promote the unity of the Jews living in the United States. He has started supporting educational programs which supply reading material to the young people so that they can understand their language and the culture.

Milstein is also a trader. He runs a real estate company known as the Hager Pacific Properties as its managing partner.