Posts tagged "politics"

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The True Cost Of “Legality” For Politicians

How often have you heard politicians accused of some malfeasance wail that “I did nothing illegal?” Most likely they didn’t, but what they are accused of still leaves a distinguished odor. I learned how this operates when attending the famous Read More →

Customer Reviews

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- Len

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- Kent

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- 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