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Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out (Rabbi Small, Bk 7)
Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out - Rabbi Small, Bk 7 Author:Harry Kemelman As he has in the past, Rabbi Small serves the synagogue in the small New England town of Barnard's Crossing. Compassionate and steadfast in his belief and view of Judaism, Rabbi Small does not shun the controversial issues of the day. This time he is faced with the question that has caused upheavals in temples across America: the demand by w... more »omen to participate in the same fashion as men in religious ceremonies and services. As is often the case, Rabbi Small's response may prove as controversial as the issue itself.
While he deals with the demands of the women and the temple's board of directors who are never satisfied with the way he conducts himself, Rabbi Small must also solve the most interesting murder ever to occur in Barnard's Crossing. The victim is a multi-millionaire and an unrepentant anti-Semite, despite his passionate love for a Jewish woman.
Officially, Hugh Lanigan, the town's chief of police, must catch the killer. He soon learns he cannot do so without the aid of Rabbi Small, who, with this training in Talmudic logic, sees clues even the chief has overlooked. But to know where the clues lead, the rabbi requires a substantial assist from Miriam, his charming rebbitsin.« less