And They Shall Be My People

An American Rabbi and His Congregation
Product Number: EB00641222
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802196552
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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A "lucid, compassionate, [and] inspiring" chronicle of an American Rabbi's struggle to keep the faith of his congregation (Chicago Tribune). Journalist Paul Wilkes spent a year with Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum of Congregation Beth Israel in Worchester, Massachusetts. He silently observed the Rabbi's life and work, got to know his congregation, and listened in as he performed the myriad tasks both spiritual and practical that occupy a Rabbi's long day. Wilkes quickly learned that Rabbi Rosembaum is an extraordinary individual—a spiritual leader deeply committed to his congregation, a Jewish scholar steeped in ancient tradition, and an American man too familiar with the temptations of secular society. Wilkes watched as Rabbi Rosenbaum worked—with unyielding confidence and nearly constant frustration—to draw his conservative congregation into more than just intermittent observance. This fascinating, thought-provoking book is at once an intimate portrait of a year in a rabbi's life and a vivid account of the state of American Judaism today.

Author(s): Paul Wilkes
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007

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