Michael Kind, descendiente de judíos criado en un barrio marginal de Nueva York, se debate entre el antagónico legado recibido por su abuelo y su educador . Como siempre el autor nos lleva por caminos inesperados. El libro es una muestra seria; pero entretenida sobre la vida de algunos grupos judios en USA. Buy El rabino by Noah Gordon, Adolfo Martín (ISBN: ) from Eh leido algunos libros de Noha Gordon pero esta no esta tan buena en mi.

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He is heavily influenced by his close relationship with his grandfather who was an immigrant from eastern Europe.

The Cole Trilogy: The Physician, Shaman, and Matters of Choice : Noah Gordon – Roca Libros

This has caused issues with the various synagogues where he has served, as ep as causing issues in his marriage. May 02, Joseph Janus rated it liked it.

Different choices might have been happier choices but that wouldn’t have held my interest. Lots of stream of consciousness on various moral joah religious topics, with Yiddish words thrown in, usually with some interpretation.

A As a person who grew up in a very religious family I really could get into the book. I loved The Last Jew. I discovered Noah Gordon a gordoon months ago. Lots of family relationship issues also. I first read The Last Jew, which is amazing and intense about ggordon Inquisition.

And the Rabbi thought What I liked about the book was there were two interwoven layers to the book. However he flashes back in the story to his childhood, the decision to become a rabbi, falling in love with the daughter of a minister, the birth of his children and challenges within the parishes he serves.

Most of the book is a 3 but I gave it a 4 because it grew on me. Le develops resilience, strength of character, and courage during the course of the unfolding narrative. Michael Kind was a rabbi, but he was also a man. Aug 27, Richard Booth rated it really liked it. Relative success and relative “failure” are the marks of Michael’s life. Most of all, I was surprised by the flippant attitude toward the Holocaust.


The Rabbi by Noah Gordon

When Leslie, his wife, realizes she is in love with Michael, and knows that for Michael marriage to her would mean giving up being a rabbi, she begins a stu This book is written in the voice of Michael Kind, a rabbi. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Each and every one of his congregations was completely different from the other, despite all of them technically being Reform.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. That being said, I enjoyed this book and recommend Gordon to anyone who loves a good storyteller. What I liked about The Rabbi is that I think Gordon captures the realities faced rather well, and if his main character is shallow in his attitudes and observations, especially of women, it is gorson uncharacteristic of the attitudes of rabnio generation.

I get a big thrill when I find a new-to-me historical fiction author, and I really liked the first 2 volumes of his Physician trilogy.

Jun 20, M rated it it was ok. The book keeps one reading. He is a clergyman who attempted to balance his aging process, his family, and his congregation in as rational a way as he rabkno how.

It was a nice story, but again, I couldn’t figure out why a fictional rabbi’s life deserved an entire book. He marries a remarkable settler woman he had saved from illness.

As if these two “problems” were equivalent. The same is true of his wife’s conversion. Hodalee Christopher Sewell indeed, somewhat dissappointing Just a moment while we sign you ell to your Goodreads account. While the troubles of the couple may be real, I don’t think the relationship or motivations were realistic.

The Cole Trilogy: The Physician, Shaman, and Matters of Choice

Having been to a youth group convention the weekend immediately following finishing th This book was very well written, but I didn’t like it nearly as much as the last Noah Gordon book I read, The Last Jew. A very pleasant, rewarding read that follows the maturation of a rabbi and a marriage. Hay partes emotivas y ola lectura es agradable, pero no es lo mejor de Gordon.


English Choose a language for shopping. The “now” is 50 years ago when it was written. What pushed it to 5 stars was his private thoughts, emotions, and how he and his wife viewed the various placements he accepted. The Cole family is drawn into the bloody vortex of the Civil War, and their determination to survive in the midst of wilderness and violence will stay with the reader long after the final page.

As I read I’d ask myself questions: Read more Read less. Muy bonita, aunque me pilla lejos el personaje. Noah Gordon’s writing is sensitive and keeps the reader involved. Return to Book Page. Please try again later. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Some academic friends recommended The Physician, and voila, I fell in love with with the stories of Mr Gordon. I will say, though, that the traveling salesman rabbi life was captured quite nicely and I got a kick out of his wife saying at every new home they moved into – oh, I can see us staying here forever!

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They are fully developed and inspired my empathy. Gordon’s books are hard to find. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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