The Rabbi Finds Her Way

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Pub Date: 04/16/2019

Pages: 316

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

Imprint: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN 13: 9781611720525

ISBN 10: 1611720524

Price: $16.95 / $22.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / Jewish

The Rabbi Finds Her Way

By Robert Schoen, deCuir

Price: $16.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

This rabbi gig. People have no idea what it's all about.

The Rabbi Finds Her Way follows Pearl Ross-Levy's first two years as associate rabbi at a large Reform congregation in California.

This compelling, inspiring, and often funny narrative weaves the experiences and insights that shape the young rabbi as she finds her way through the challenges of her profession.

We see Pearl's lifelong friendship with a high school classmate—the victim of a serious car accident—evolve as it opens her eyes to the world of religion.

And whether she's discussing women's rights in the Bible with a bat mitzvah student, meeting the man she'll soon marry, encouraging a congregant with Alzheimer's to tell a joke whose punch line he's forgotten, or struggling with the anguish of a man who believes he's unwittingly committed a murder, Pearl reveals her intelligence, empathy, grit, and humor.

The Rabbi's strength and faith grow as she continues to see that God does, indeed, work in strange ways.

About the Book

This rabbi gig. People have no idea what it's all about.

Author

Robert Schoen is the author of the award- winning book What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew About Judaism and the co- author (with Catherine deCuir) of the novel The Rabbi Finds Her Way. He is a musician and has served as Composer-in-Residence at Temple Sinai in Oakland, California.

Dr. Schoen, a retired optometrist, lives in Oakland with his wife, Sharon.