Book Club: The Rabbi who Prayed with Fire

Join Cantor Reinwald, Soni Sanberg, and your favorite TBS bookworms for a summer book discussion on Wednesday, August 11th at 7:00 pm.
We will be discussing The Rabbi who Prayed with Fire by Rachel Sharona Lewis, a brand new mystery written as an homage to the classic Rabbi Small series (by Harry Kemelman) that is a fun read. Register to join us here:

About the book:
Congregation Beth Abraham expected their newest rabbi to “sing some songs and go to an environmental rally.” But Vivian Green has other ideas. She wants her flock to engage meaningfully with their city-special mayoral elections, interfaith breakfasts, fights for affordable housing and all. Also, she would like just one night off to go dancing in the leather boots that make her look like her finest gay self.

Taking on the city’s old boys’ club is already proving difficult…but then Beth Abraham bursts into flames. Fingers get pointed, and everyone’s biases rise to the surface. It turns out that wasn’t the only fire burning in town.

Vivian sticks to her instincts, raising tensions with her boss, her community, and a certain hottie in a power suit. And she learns that knowing whodunnit is only half the battle.

The book is only available via Amazon, as both a printed book and Kindle digital download. 

Purchase it here:

Additionally, while not required, we highly recommend reading or listening to the first book of the Rabbi Small series (titled Friday the Rabbi Slept Late), to get a sense of the influence on this rabbi mystery genre! It is a fun and fast read. 

Amazon Kindle:

Overdrive (check with your library for access): (audiobook)

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