Conversations With Rabbi Small

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9780688006273: Conversations With Rabbi Small

The author of the bestselling Rabbi Small mystery series writes an extraordinary book about the mysteries, history, and drama of Judaism and what it means to be a Jew.

In June, the Rabbi went on vacation...only to find himself unraveling a mystery as old as time itself. The girl appeared, unannounced, at his cabin door. Would the Rabbi convert her to Judaism, she has asked. It was vital to her forthcoming marriage. And so began Rabbi Small's investigation into the magic, the mysticism, the truths and the fables of the world's oldest religion. Shot through with tension, conflict, humor, and wisdom, Conversations with Rabbi Small is a richly woven tapestry of past and present beliefs that Jews and non-Jews will find meaningful, thought-provoking, and more than a bit surprising. Told in the form of a novel, this insightful and sensitive book will be accessible to a large audience, from young people to adults.

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The girl appeared, unannounced, at his cabin door, wanting to know if the Rabbi would convert her to Judaism. It was vital to her forthcoming marriage, she said. And so began Rabbi Small's investigation into the magic, the mysticism, the truths and the fables of the world's oldest religion.

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Rabbi Small takes a break from sleuthing and heads to the mountains, but instead of working on his book, he finds himself spending time with a young couple engaged to be married. Joan, the bride-to be, is not a Jew and wishes to convert. Her intended, Aaron, is a Jew but not observant. Rabbi Small sets about explaining what it means to be a Jew, ostensibly to Joan, but Aaron is drawn more and more into the conversations on the porch of the rabbi's cabin. George Guidall portrays the rabbi, who is deeply religious, learned and realistic, in an accent with hints of Brooklyn in it. Aaron is intelligent, snappish and wise. Joan is innocent and somewhat clueless but sincere. It's a tribute to Guidall's powers that the listener becomes fond of all three characters and deeply interested in the rabbi's evening discourses. L.R.S. AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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