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A Simple Solution to our Gun Problem

We’ve become blasé about guns. Each month we learn of new killings, one more senseless than the next. There was a time in the country when good citizens were outraged and determined not to allow gun massacres to continue. But Read More →

The Most Difficult Thing About Writing a Fiction Series

In some ways, writing a series novel is easier than a single novel. Once you have you some headway, i.e. you have one or two books under your belt, you already have several characters working, and you don’t have to Read More →

How To Truly Find Happiness

Stop worrying about being happy. Perish the thought from your mind that perhaps you aren’t happy. The pursuit of happiness is a pathetic quest for dozens of reasons, mainly because it’s chasing your shadow and that’s bound to make you Read More →

When Kindness Doesn’t End Well: Reflections on Refugee Crises in Europe

Most people would agree that politicians suffer from a universal sickness – hypocrisy. I submit that they suffer an even more significant disease—shortsightedness. They way people are elected in the world’s democracies narrows their views to the next coming election. Read More →

Visiting Nunavut

Visiting Nunavut In 1999 the Canadian Government did something extraordinary. It gave to its indigenous Inuit people 3/5ths of the Northwest Territories as a self-governing territory. That, according to my calculation, is the largest grant of land bestowed upon an indigenous people Read More →

Demonizing of Political Opponents

Have you noticed your friends saying terrible things about those with whom they disagree? “Those disgusting, black hearted Republicans”…”Those moronic liberal Socialist Democrats.” First, such vilifications are gross generalizations, smelling of human prejudice that we find obnoxious when speaking of Read More →

Customer Reviews

A Kiss for Rabbi Gabrille is one of the best books I've read, and I've read hundreds. The suspense mounted and carried you right through the book.

- Len

One finishes Destiny's Children with perhaps fiction's greatest reward, a lasting permanent understanding and appreciation of this period and location in America's ultimate unification.

- Kent

Destiny's Children's three main characters are immensely likable, and the challenges that they face are extraordinary and engaging. .

- Stephen

Roger Herst, a rabbi and a previously published and accomplished novelist, really knows about Jewish congregations, rabbinical politics, women's issues, and how to tell a great story.

- Bader

Mr. Herst has created a strong, intelligent, yet vulnerable character in Rabbi Gabby Lewyn. His insights into the politics and intrigues of a synagogue were of special interest to me.

- Mary