Posts tagged "jewish authors"

So, You Want To Write A Fiction Series?

Interested to write a serial novel? First, ask yourself if you believe you can sustain a story for multiple books. People often tell me how much they want to write a novel. I ask them to tell me the outline 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 →

Is There a Thing Called Happiness?

Doesn’t it seem absurd for people to “seek” happiness? Many universities have, by popular demand, instituted classes to probe the nature of happiness. The subject often arises in tet-a-tet conversations between close friends, on dates when individuals are attempting to Read More →

The Decision Tree

Joachim Yant, a Nazi jurist, is purported to have said at Nuremberg that when he began perverting German justice in 1938 he never realized where it might lead in 1945. No one would doubt this observation because it exemplifies the Read More →

Get Out Of Your Own Skin!

We all know the adage “Do unto others….”  But if we are egocentric individuals, as I believe we are, how do we know what other’s are thinking, so that we understand their needs? This may seem simple – just listen 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 →

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