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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The only real downer for me was the scattering of Hebrew which was not translated so I could only try to guess at it from context.

El autor tiene una forma agradable de narrar una historia, pero la historia en si misma no es muy buena. Moreover, I know things have changed, but I doubt that Jews belonging to a Reform synagogue would be put off by a rabbi’s being married to a convert – as presented in the book. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Having been to a youth group convention the weekend immediately following finishing the book, during services while listening to the rabbi’s sermon, I started thinking about how he got to the position he’s in now, and felt a little more positively about the book.

Jan 18, Marilyn rated it really liked it. If it looks like trash, it is trash. He develops resilience, st It seems that Michael was predisposed from early life to become a rabbi. The difficulties The Rabbi faced as he assumed his rabbinical duties had the ring of truth, and he educated those of us who are not Jewish in the matters important to Jewish life.

Lots of family relationship issues also. Overall, though, definitely not my favorite. Os bons momentos compensam os maus. I loved Gordon’s 11th century story through Europe to an Arab medical school in Ispahan, Persia where The Physician studies under the immortal physician Avicenna.


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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. An enjoyable read and interesting statement on American Judaism. I’d like to have given it 4. The main conflict in the story is the rabbi grappling with who he is in a world that he is part of and yet isn’t. Reading The Rabbi was a shock, in comparison.

This has caused issues with the various synagogues where he has served, as well as causing issues in his marriage. Michael Kind was a rabbi, but he was also a man. Some of the topics covered within his novels include medical history and medical ethics.

Noah Gordon’s first novel. The marriage is a moving story of how love changes.

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Aug 18, Joy Zee rated it it was ok. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Feb 01, Diane rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book.

Noah Gordon is an American novelist. When Leslie, his wife, realizes she is in love with Michael, and knows that for Michael marriage to her would girdon giving up being a rabbi, she begins a stu This book is written in the voice of Michael Kind, a rabbi.

Some academic friends recommended The Physician, and voila, I fell in love with with the stories of Mr Gordon. The Rabbi was written much earlier and it shows, but it’s still a solid novel. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hodalee Christopher Sewell indeed, somewhat dissappointing Recently read The Jerusalem Diamong which was offered as a special on Amazon and loved it.


This is, I believe, his first book, but I will read more from this author. A As a person who grew up in a very religious family I really could get into the book. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia.

There is one other very brief mention of the Holocaust – also with some rather flippant remark. And the Rabbi thought What I liked about the book was there were two interwoven layers to the book. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I’ve enjoyed Noah Gordon’s style in his Historical Fiction books. He marries a remarkable settler woman he had saved from illness. Noah Gordon’s writing is sensitive and keeps the reader involved. 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.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. That being said, I enjoyed this book and recommend Gordon to anyone who loves a good storyteller.

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

Paperbackpages. Very good read fiction about the life of somewhat itinerant rabbi starting his career and his adult family life. It is a story of a true life and it really pulls gorodn into the struggles of the character.