I am almost finished and would like to read it again. An insightful and highly entertaining inside account of synagogue life in the Philly burbs.Published 15 days ago by S. Wood
On the back of the cover for The New Rabbi, there is a comment that it reads like a novel. It's true. The book describes the process of selecting a new Rabbi. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michael P. Schaal M.S.W.
Any and all American Jews, especially those attached to institutions like synagogues, should read Stephen Fried's book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Daniel Olson
I really enjoyed this book since I "grew up" at Har Zion in Wynnefield and knew most of the names in the book! Stephen Fried always writes informative books and articles.Published on April 25, 2013 by Suzanne Jordan
I found this book to be well written; I enjoy reading about real people in real situations.This author's book about Fred Harvey was equally enjoyable.Published on January 2, 2013 by Lois G Tress
This book examines the process of selecting a new rabbi for the Har Zion Temple and the inner workings of the Temple itself. Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Dave
The novel is a medley of Fried's conversations with the leaders and clergy members at Har Zion, his observations as a congregant, his interviews with individuals and external... Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Chai
The New Rabbi follows the remarkable story of a conservative synagogue's search to find the perfect new rabbi. Read morePublished on October 21, 2011 by Atomicology