High Holiday Sutra: A Novel
High Holiday Sutra is about human love, spiritual fulfillment, and our efforts to have both in the often tumultuous upheaval of the 20th century western religious community.
At Rabbi Jonah Grief's previous pulpit, he authorized Buddhist meditation classes in the synagogue during his wife's fatal battle with cancer. Now the rabbi is trying to rescue the last loves of his life -- Judaism, spirituality, and his congregation. With a heartbreaking and hilarious Yom Kippur sermon, Jonah summons up the era of 1960s campus takeovers, a first marriage, and the spiritual journeys provided by drugs and hallucinatory mysticism. An entertaining read for anyone, no matter where you worship!
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Planning a Yom Kippur sermon to impress a new congregation and, he hopes, earn a new position, Rabbi Jonah Grief begins a narrative confession/philosophical memoir, or sutra, reminiscent of his ... Read full review