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Book Title: Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet|
Date of issue: July 12th 1985
ISBN 13: 9780449213285
The author of the book: Harry Kemelman
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 689 KB
Read full description of the books Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet:Another nice Rabbi Small mystery - I've read from Friday to Wednesday now. These are quiet little murder mysteries, set in a small town in Massachusetts in the 1960's and 70's. They're quick reads, simply written, and the stories are used as a framework for giving the reader gentle lessons in Judaism. The rabbi solves the mysteries using "Talmudic reasoning and insight".
In this book, the rabbi is proving obstinate again. The temple board of directors wants to buy some property in New Hampshire to establish a retreat, and Rabbi Small objects, partially on the grounds that such a thing "smacks of Christianity rather than Judaism.... It suggests convents and monasteries, an ivory-tower attitude. Retreat - the word itself suggests retiring from life and the world. That's not Judaic. We participate." To finance the purchase the board intends to sell some property that was bequeathed to the temple, and the rabbi explains how this would conflict with the man's dying wish, and thus break Jewish law, if not the law of the land.
And oh, yeah, there's a murder to be solved, too.
Read information about the authorHarry Kemelman was an American mystery writer and a professor of English. He was the creator of one of the most famous religious sleuths, Rabbi David Small.
His writing career began with short stories for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine featuring New England college professor Nicky Welt, the first of which, "The Nine Mile Walk", is considered a classic.
The Rabbi Small series began in 1964 with the publication of Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, which became a huge bestseller, a difficult achievement for a religious mystery, and won Kemelman a 1965 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. The Rabbi Small books are not only mysteries, but also considerations of Conservative Judaism.
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