Ephraim: A Rabbi Strays...

Ephraim: A Rabbi Strays...

by Sam Goldenberg

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When twenty-seven-year-old Ephraim returns to Toronto from rabbinical school in New York, he�s looking forward to launching his career and then someday finding a devout young woman who�ll be happy to become his rebbetzin. However, his Uncle Avram has a different order of events in mind and schemes to introduce him to gorgeous Rebecca, a fiery, anti-secularist, who�s founding a school with an emphasis on Jewish tradition.

Despite her disapproval of Ephraim�s less rigid religious practices, Rebecca�s clearly interested in him romantically and she even invites him to join the faculty of her new school. Things appear to be going according to Uncle Avram�s plan�that is until Ephraim encounters Laura, a beautiful gentile who works at his mother�s shop. When he falls face-first in love with Laura, Ephraim is suddenly torn between the call of his heart, the expectations of his family, and the demands of a rabbinical career.

Nightly, he finds himself in ghostly debate with a thundering prophet Elijah, who in no uncertain terms lays out the Biblical argument against Ephraim�s love for Laura. As time goes on, complications continue to mount until a sudden, shocking event catapults Ephraim into a mystical time and place, where he will be forced to come to a final decision about his life.

Steeped in beautifully rendered Jewish history and populated with vivid and appealing characters, Ephraim-A Rabbi Strays... takes readers into a fascinating, magical reality of past and present, where one young man must choose between love and the demands of his faith.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149621774
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 06/26/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 471 KB

About the Author

With degrees in both Economics and English Literature, Sam Goldenberg enjoyed a business career on both sides of the Atlantic before taking up writing. His first book, Dawn, the Planet was published by Paradise Publishers in 2012. In writing Ephraim-A Rabbi Strays... Sam leaned heavily on his own personal experience in loving and marrying a non-Jewish woman. He and his wife, Rosemarie, live in Oakville, Ontario. They have been married more than fifty years.

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