Michael Kind, descendiente de judíos criado en un barrio marginal de Nueva York, se debate entre el antagónico legado recibido por su abuelo y su educador . Como siempre el autor nos lleva por caminos inesperados. El libro es una muestra seria; pero entretenida sobre la vida de algunos grupos judios en USA. Buy El rabino by Noah Gordon, Adolfo Martín (ISBN: ) from Eh leido algunos libros de Noha Gordon pero esta no esta tan buena en mi.
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The only real downer for me was the scattering of Hebrew which was not tra Rabbi Michael Kind is married to a woman who converted to Judaism in order to marry him.
A parallel conflict flows with the story of Leslie, his wife who has converted from Christianity to Judaism and endures the label of “shickseh.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. He’s a rabbi in a gentile world; he’s a Reform rabbi that always doesn’t see eye to eye with his congregations. Most of all, I was surprised by the flippant attitude toward the Holocaust.
Jul 15, Sam Shiraishi rated it it was ok. Npah of the book is a 3 but I gave it a 4 because it grew on me. Dec 10, Taryn Fink rated gorfon liked it.
About a man’s journey told through several layers of flashbacks, plus some other character viewpoints to becoming a Rabbi and finding the congregation that fits him.
How can a Jew, and a Rabbi at that even a Reform Rabbi be so disconnected emotionally from the Holocaust? Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Rabbi was Gordon’s first book. The story is told from Rabbi Kind’s present time in the s back to his childhood, then through the years as a teen, college-aged young man, and as a rabbi, m The Rabbi was Gordon’s first book.
Very much the same for churches of all faith. Any one else agree. Showing of 1 reviews. More recently he has begun to focus more on themes relating to the Inquisition, and Jewish cultural history. It was a nice story, but again, I couldn’t figure out why a fictional rabbi’s life deserved an entire book. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
Her gender and her work at an abortion clinic cost her the hospital appointment. Dec 14, Joe Stack rated it really liked it. It might be that we have such unrealistically high standards for the clergy, Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical, Jewish, as a whole that I found Gordon’s rabbi and his wife to be not particularly likable or relatable.
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Having been to a youth group convention the weekend immediately following finishing the book, during services while listening to the rabbi’s sermon, I started thinking about how he got to the position he’s in now, and felt a little more positively about the book. It really is about life; not perfect but with all the ups and downs.
When Leslie, his wife, realizes she is in love with Michael, and knows that for Michael marriage to her would mean re up being a rabbi, she begins a stu This book is written in the voice of Michael Kind, a rabbi. Muy bonita, aunque me pilla lejos el personaje. Noah Gordon’s first novel. Contemporary here is the s, but it feels very m I’ve enjoyed Noah Gordon’s style in his Historical Fiction books.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The different styles of Judaism and of synagogue life. It seems that Michael was predisposed from early life to become a rabbi.
Are relations between the faiths any different? Even though The Rabbi focuses on a way of life that is less e, to me, that earthiness becomes too realistic and depressing – and even boring – gorrdon a setting that is too close to current day for my comfort. The book is certainly readable – Gordon has a nice writing style, but I found the book rather disappointing. This had potential – rabbi falls for Christian woman – but since none of the conflicts were actually featured in the story I am not sure what this author had in mind.
Different choices might have been happier choices but that wouldn’t have held nah interest. And with that he finishes with the decision to become a reform rabbi, as if the decision of whether to be an Orthodox rabbi or a Reform rabbi is like deciding which entree to choose for dinner. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I’d like to have given it 4.
So the book is a nice read, but is disappointing in terms of developing any Jewish themes. I found it disappointing that he had such low opinions of most gorron, and especially women who were fat, which he mentions often enough to be distracting.
He develops resilience, strength of character, and courage during the course of the unfolding narrative. The main conflict in the story is the rabbi grappling with who he is in a world that he is part of and yet isn’t.
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