Rabbi Moishe Weinstein of the Hebrew Theological Institute has been accused of a sexual impropriety regarding a student. Rabbi Yael Gold, a friend and former student of Moishe, is reluctantly persuaded by Miriam, the president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the association of Conservative rabbis, to leave her home in Desert Valley, near Las Vegas, and travel to New York immediately to investigate.
Yael is unsure why she has been asked to investigate the matter and is told it is because she knows Moishe well. However, she starts to realize that she doesn't know Moishe as well as she thought when more claims of sexual impropriety surface and her investigation uncovers a complex series of events and a tangled web of dark secrets within the Jewish community. As a result, Yael is forced to look at her own life and also face some unwelcome memories from her past.
ISBN : 978-1-78830-850-2
Pages : 290
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Philip Graubart is a writer and rabbi living in San Diego, California. He's served pulpits in Manhattan, Massachusetts and San Diego, and had leadership positions at the Shalom Hartman Institute and The National Yiddish Book Center. His previous books include Planet of The Jews, My Mother's Song, Rabbis and Gangsters, and Silwan.