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Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction (1999) [Anthology]
by Toni Brill Howard Engel Richard Fliegel Michael A. Kahn Stuart M. Kaminsky Faye Kellerman Ronald Levitsky Ellen Rawlings Shelley Singer Bob Sloan Janice Steinberg James Yaffe Batya Swift Yasgur Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary :

Edited by: Lawrence W. Raphael

Twelve of todayís top mystery authors bring you all-new stories that present the complexities of modern Jewish life against a riveting backdrop of crime and deception--and a little bit of humor as well. Lapsed faith, interfaith relations, golems, and more add to the intrigue in these tantalizing mysteries.
Will a husband get the answer he is looking for in subjecting his wife to an adultery-testing ritual from the Torah?
How do composer Franz Schubert and a youth from the local synagogue get involved in an old murder mystery?
What is an anti-Semite on death row doing studying Torah?
When a talmudic scholar disappears, is his wifeís fate tied to a line in an ancient text?

Contents:

  • Preface by Joel Siegel
  • Introduction by Lawrence W. Raphael
  • O! Little Town of Bedlam by Toni Brill
  • The Reading by Howard Engel
  • A Final Midrash by Richard Fliegel
  • The Bread of Affliction by Michael A. Kahn
  • Confession by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Holy Water by Faye Kellerman
  • Jacobís Voice by Ronald Levitsky
  • Poison by Ellen Rawlings
  • Lost Polars by Shelley Singer
  • The Good Rabbi by Bob Sloan
  • Wailing Reed by Janice Steinberg
  • Mom Remembers by James Yaffe
  • Kaddish by Batya Swift Yasgur

Original title: Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper
FictionReligiousJudaism
FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesGeneral


The following works are contained within this one:
     Holy Water (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Faye Kellerman
     Lost Polars (1999) [Short Story]
      Author: Shelley Singer

Edition #1: Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction

Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "With a first class list of contributors and wonderful stories, Mystery Midrash offers us a contemporary look at Jewish life, with a mysterious twist." Jack Dann, editor of Wandering Stars and More Wandering Stars
  • "These stories have an ecumenical appeal: to Raphael, Mazel Tov!" Publishers Weekly
  • "Intriguing tales of detection as well as meditations on Jewish identity, the stories in this book do what Jewish writing has always done: provide compelling narrative with your philosophy and philosophical challenges with your fiction. Like any Jewish story, the ones in this book can be read on many levels, but there is no argument, Talmudic or otherwise about the quality of this collection: Mystery Midrash is a mitzvah!" S.J. Rozan
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Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction (1999)


ISBN: 1580230555

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