Loved the book. A rare find. Books not easy to find anymore.
Mystery...sort of. I really like this series, and they're kinda hard to find now...the series as a whole has a somewhat religious theme...HOWEVER, I am NOT a religious person and I found it very entertaining.
Basically Jewish Rabbi (what other kind of Rabbi would there be?) David Small, uses the Talmud to solve everyday problems...from facing off with his wealthy and accustomed to getting-their-own-way congregation to helping to solve murders and ethical problems.
This series has all the charm of Miss Marple and similar mysteries, and a good deal more wit! Other recommended authors for a good mystery: Charlaine Harris (not the Southern Vampire series - which is a good supernatural romance - but instead the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, or the Lily Bard Shakespeare mysteries), Robert Parker (what can anyone say - the master of quick wit and satisfying reads), or perhaps Dick Francis (less consistent than Parker - some books Fabulous others just so-so...try To the Hilt - my fave to start with).
FROM THE BACK COVER:
Rabbi David Small is back. The man who can see the third side of any question. This time he's on a private exodus to Israel to sooth his soul. He just wants to soak up the local scene - sit in the park, talk to the kids, go to the synagogue or (heresy of heresies) not, as the mood strikes him.
But where Rabbi David Small goes, so goes trouble, and Israel's no exception. Before you can say "Oy gevalt!" Rabbi Small finds himself in the thick of an international incident. Yes, Monday's the day Rabbi David Small goes up against the Wall.
"Read, Read, and Enjoy, Enjoy" - New Haven Register
"A Fascination and a delight from beginning to end" - Library Journal