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 dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)|