David Morrison, now writing under his Israeli name, David Ben Moshe, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1941. In 1962, he earned his B.A. in history and then entered the University of Tennessee Medical School, receiving his M.D. in 1965. He served in Vietnam as a Battalion Surgeon, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor.
David Morrison practiced psychiatry in the United States from 1969-1992 when he moved to Israel with his late wife, Jo Ann Hess Morrison. Together they founded MILAH - The Jerusalem Institute dedicated to Hebrew language enrichment and the enhancement of Jewish culture, is the largest Ulpan (language school) in Jerusalem with an enrollment of over 350 students each semester.
David Ben Moshe, lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Ariel Lester Ben Moshe, founder and director of Tal Torah, a Torah learning center for women.