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By Eliezer Sobel | Comments: ( 407 ) | Date: ( Feb 26, 2020 )

Winner of the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel, Minyan is the story of Norbert Wilner, a man who has mastered the art of arrested development At thirty seven, he lives in New York City, still trying to find his place in the world and still hanging out with the Jewish guys he grew up with in the Jersey suburbs Most of them remain single and continue to search for God, womWinner of the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel, Minyan is the story of Norbert Wilner, a man who has mastered the art of arrested development At thirty seven, he lives in New York City, still trying to find his place in the world and still hanging out with the Jewish guys he grew up with in the Jersey suburbs Most of them remain single and continue to search for God, women, and a good deli sandwich, though not necessarily in that order Bernstein is a Hindu, Greenblatt s a Sufi, Weissbaum worships Willie Mays, and nobody likes Finkelstein, the big shot lawyer and born again Christian And Freddy Lipschitz has just died As these middle aged men gather to mourn their childhood friend, they begin to take stock and make shtick of their failed relationships, missed opportunities, questionable careers, and the underlying sense of dread that pervades their existence Norbert takes the opportunity to make two important decisions he will become a rabbi to save other Jewish souls, and he will start the Happy Hearse Funeral Parlor Despite growing up in the seemingly carefree America of the 1950s, Norbert and his friends still find themselves living in the long shadow of the Holocaust Fearful children of nervous Jewish mothers, they were instructed to be wary of everyone and everything to lock the doors, wear earmuffs and marry Jewish girls Who knew, at age twelve, that there could be a direct link between little Mary Anne Hamilton and Hitler But there was The innocent Sunday school cross around her neck may as well have been a swastika, to anyone who had survived the war, as my mother did I saw a cute girl in pigtails my mother saw Hitler Youth, saw ovens and smoke and her deadgrandmother A chance meeting with the eccentric Reb Miltie helps Norbert clarify his spiritual life He begins to find salvation through humor, the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov, and the camaraderie of lifelong friends as they passionately pursue meaning, marriage and the healing properties of brisket, men baffled by the affairs of the adult world, and the healing power of laughter and friendship.


  • Title: Minyan: Ten Jewish Men in a World That Is Heartbroken
  • Author: Eliezer Sobel
  • ISBN: 9781572333529
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Eliezer Sobel

Eliezer Sobel was the Editor in Chief of The New Sun Magazine in the 70s, and the Wild Heart Journal recently He is the author of a memoir, The 99th Monkey, a novel, Minyan, winner of the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel , Wild Heart Dancing and the Manual of Good Luck HIs short story, Mordecai s Book, won the New Millennium Prize for Fiction, and his short stories and articles have appeared in TIKKUN Magazine, Yoga Journal, The New Age Journal, Quest Magazine, and numerous others For many years Sobel led intensive creativity workshops and retreats at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and similar venues in the US He lives in Richmond, Va with his wife, Shari Cordon, and three cats See also the99thmonkey andeliezersobeland his Mostly Silent Blog atthe99thmonkey.wordpress.



Comments Minyan: Ten Jewish Men in a World That Is Heartbroken

  • Karen

    I found this beautifully written and an interesting meditation on how we incorporate faith and tradition into our modern lives. This was a book I picked up randomly while browsing in my university's library and couldn't put back down; unfortunately, it's pretty difficult to find outside of a university library (though does have it) as it wasn't widely published. Ten men, raised Jewish in New York but now with widely varying interpretations of what their traditions and faith lives mean to them, [...]


  • Steve

    couldn't get into this book.hopefully, i'll retiurn to it sometime in the future.Merged review:Catherine bought this book. I like it, thus far, but I still need my murder mysteries for napping purposes.He has one of the characters wanting to play the lead in "The Abe Vigoda Story". fucking hysterical!!!!!!


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