Dennis Avi Lipkin, alias Victor Mordecai was born in Flushing, New York, grew up in the greater New York City area and moved to Israel at age 19 in August 1968. Avi completed high school in New York and two years of college at New York University, Washington Square majoring in Sovietology and Spanish/Latin American studies at Hebrew University in 1971 (actual graduation in 1973).
Avi served in the IDF from February 1972 until January 1973 as part of the IDF Spokesman for the Judea and Samaria Command under Lt.Col Rafael Horovitz.
His reserves duty includes artillery reserves 1973 to 1989 and then as an officer in the IDF Spokesman’s Office from 1989 to 2001.
From 1973 to 1986, Avi worked in different capacities in international commerce based in Jerusalem, followed by a year in real estate. In 1988, Avi worked three months under Dr. Eliyahu Ben Elissar for the Likud’s victorious election campaign. Avi was responsible for editing and translating the Likud election campaign plank in Hebrew, English and Spanish.
During the period 1989-90 Avi worked as senior editor and translator in the News Department of the Government Press Office as part of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s Office at Beit Agron.
In 1990, Avi began lecturing in Christian churches and synagogues in the US as well as appearing on radio and TV.
In 1991, Avi went to study three years at the Jewish Theological Seminary as part of the MA program.
In 1994, Avi resumed full-time speaking at churches, synagogues, civic groups, as well as on radio, TV and interviews to newspapers.
Avi has appeared in over 1,000 churches and synagogues in the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Norway, Finland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, Russia, Austria, Poland, and Faroe Islands as well as in Israel.
Avi has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows worldwide including FOX & Friends.
Avi has written seven books: Is Fanatic Islam a Global Threat? Christian Revival for Israel’s Survival, Islamic Threat Updates Almanac #1, Israel’s Bible Bloc, Islam Prophesied In Genesis, Return to Mecca, and Islamic Rivalry. All seven books are in English, and the first book was translated into German. The first three books were written under the pen name of Victor Mordecai for security reasons, but the newer four books appear under Dennis Avi Lipkin since he is running for the Israeli Knesset elections at the head of a Judeo-Christian Bible Bloc party called “Gush Hatanakhi” in Hebrew.
Avi also has numerous other products in his website bookstore including CD’s and DVD’s.
In addition Avi has produced 47 You Tubes which are all free.
Avi is married to Rachel, an Egyptian born Jewess who made Aliyah (immigrated) to Israel in 1969 and worked for Israel’s Radio service in Arabic for the last 30 years monitoring Arabic language broadcasts on radio and TV as well as newspapers. Rachel is now retired even though she monitors the Arabic programs privately.
Avi and Rachel have two sons, Aaron and Jacob as well as 9 grandchildren, Praise-God.