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The Genealogy of Understanding

by Daniel M. Jaffe

Is ancient Torah relevant to the social issues of today? In The Genealogy of Understanding, Matt Klein, a contemporary Jewish Scheherazade, questions whether Torah can illuminate and guide responses to such issues as intermarriage, infidelity, and prejudice that threaten to splinter families in the suburban New Jersey community of his upbringing. He first examines the private lives of his congregation’s unfaithful rabbi, of a friend contemplating intermarriage, of a neighbor family that lost wife and mother to AIDS, of other friends raising a brain-damaged child who murders a toddler. Matt then confronts his own family’s tensions, particularly his parents’ dramatically conflicting approaches to religious observance, his father’s struggle with his mother’s Alzheimer’s decline, and his own coming out as a gay Jewish man despite family and community resistance. Each of the fifty-three stories in this novel responds to a particular weekly Torah reading, resulting in a work of fiction that explores Jewish spirituality, ethics, and community values, as well as the nature of human heart, mind, and soul.

The Paris Appeal: A Short Story

by Prithiv Chandar

Paris; the city of love, but not for everyone. Roxane is a young woman who is working at one of the best hotels in the city, and she’s barely scraping by. She’s living day by day volunteering after her long shifts and making everything worth it, despite all the trouble. Everything changed after she met Frank Moyer, a wealthy American who had come to Paris on a business trip. He doesn’t give her the time of the day, until he loses his temper. He learns more about her, and guilt washes over him. Trying to find her, he sees she has quit, and follows her to her NGO. The next day, tragedy seems to have befallen on the NGO. But in the midst of her sadness, the American walks through the door, and changes her life forever.

“Loved– the story with its many moving parts left me breathless. No more “Roxane” to look forward to. She was the real deal. This is like eating a piece of chocolate that you like the most, when you start to cherish and want more of it, it’s just over. This story allows you to have the taste of his writing. Top job and I expect to read more from this author.” — RA Reviews

“Fantastic story with unusual and suspenseful ending. Would recommend this book to everybody that appreciates short stories with extraordinary content in it. He has unquestionably aced this one, and the story has importance to it.” — Rajakumaran

“As the saying goes, the best things come in small packages, this short story comes under the same category. Romance and Paris always come together like twins and when the short sweet love story is set up in the city of love, it’s a treat to the readers.” — Swapna Peri, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

“Everything feels so positive about this story.” — Monalisa Ghosh

“Set in the romantic city, and yet delineating its implicit pains through the drudgery of the female protagonist, The Paris Appeal is, no doubt, one of the intricately woven composition to strike the smug composure so hard as to get it drawn into the realm of the morbid veiled underneath the calm.” — Sourish Roy

“One might feel the emotions of those characters while they read. The author has done a good job in narrating all the stories with ease.” — Ayushi Reviews

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by Ð?и Ð?е Ð?опассан

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by Ð?и Ð?е Ð?опассан

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