Posts tagged "israel"

Issue with Series Novels: Part II

I don’t think any author begins thinking serious about writing a series novel. That comes only after he/she has produced at least one book with possibilities to extend. When thinking about what a character would do or say one is Read More →

The Idea of Refuge

The Bible provides for cities of refuge where individuals fearful for their lives may be protected. We Jews felt that during World War II, free nations, such as the United States, had turned a cold shoulder to Jewish refugees seeking Read More →

Diversity and the Jewish Race

Yes, there are Jews of African-decent, 100% Jewish and of color from their native land of Ethiopia. And yes, there are also African-American Jews largely centered in Chicago and New York. This is not surprising, though something of a mind-bender, Read More →

The Diminishing American Jewry

When I was a child, the official number of Jews in United States was five million. A sturdy number, but a small minority in a population of 150,000,000. Today, it is hard to determine a comparable population, largely because it depends Read More →

A Conflict of Feelings

I am mystified. Antisemitism should have perished after World War II. Arabs, then, should have exercises their traditional hospitality and welcomed refugee Jews to share a small part of Palestine with them. They didn’t, and have ever since detested Jews Read More →

Women in the Liberal Rabbinate

60 percent of rabbis now serving in Reform congregations are women. Equally significant: over 80 percent of current students in the Reform seminary are female. That tells you the direction of things to come. Why has the rabbinate become so 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