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Monday the Rabbi Took Off ➶ [Reading] ➸ Monday the Rabbi Took Off By Harry Kemelman ➫ – Liversite.co.uk Monday takes Rabbi David Small on a private exodus to Israel for a much needed rest But as usual, trouble follows the Rabbi While his congregation at home is busy plotting his dismissal, the Rabbi is Monday takes Rabbi Rabbi Took Kindle Ñ David Small on a private exodus to Israel for a much needed rest But as usual, trouble follows the Rabbi While his congregation at home is busy Monday the PDF/EPUB or plotting his dismissal, the Rabbi is up against the Wall in an international incident involving a young American student, Israeli intelligence, and a group of Arab terrorists with murder on their the Rabbi Took ePUB ´ minds.


10 thoughts on “Monday the Rabbi Took Off

  1. Jamie Collins Jamie Collins says:

    Rabbi Small goes to Israel around 1971 There s not much to the murder mystery in this one, but the description of his visit is interesting.I m amused by the temple politics in this series I remember being a little shocked the first time I realized that religious organizations have just as much squabbling and politicking among their leadership as any other human institution.


  2. Laura Laura says:

    I liked the Rabbi series of books a lot The problem is, after Wednesday or so, the formula wore a bit thin the rabbi has some argument or disagreement with someone in his congregation Someone gets killed The rabbi has a fight with the Board of Directors at the shul He threatens to leave He solves the murder mystery He resolves the problem with the person in his congregation and his Board of Directors, and everything is fine Until the next book, where we repeat.Still, these are well c I liked the Rabbi series of books a lot The problem is, after Wednesday or so, the formula wore a bit thin the rabbi has some argument or disagreement with someone in his congregation Someone gets killed The rabbi has a fight with the Board of Directors at the shul He threatens to leave He solves the murder mystery He resolves the problem with the person in his congregation and his Board of Directors, and everything is fine Until the next book, where we repeat.Still, these are well crafted, engaging little mysteries, and frankly, I learned a good amount about Judaism from them


  3. Diane Diane says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Rabbi David Small decides he needs a vacation a real vacation and goes on a 3 month trip to Israel with his wife and young son Note It s called a sabbatical but I never heard of a whole family on sabbatical like this It s reallylike a family vacation David has been having issues with the congregation as usual and just wants to get away for a while David and his family are welcomed by his wife Miriam s aunt, Gittel, a savvy, resourceful and very secular Jewish member of the gov Rabbi David Small decides he needs a vacation a real vacation and goes on a 3 month trip to Israel with his wife and young son Note It s called a sabbatical but I never heard of a whole family on sabbatical like this It s reallylike a family vacation David has been having issues with the congregation as usual and just wants to get away for a while David and his family are welcomed by his wife Miriam s aunt, Gittel, a savvy, resourceful and very secular Jewish member of the government The Smalls adjust to life in Israel quite well, and it is tempting to make the stay permanent Meanwhile, some members of David s congregation plot to replace him with someoneto their tastes The tension between Jews and Muslims, religious Jews and non religious Jews, and young and old is a running theme throughout the book Roy Stedman rebels by associating with Muslims rather than other Jewish students at his college Gittel has to deal with her son becoming religious to please the girl he loves There are terrorists at work setting off bombs and killing people, though not on a grand scale This is before the Intifada One of the problems with the book is that there is not much of a mystery In fact, the murder can almost be overlooked and the face of the killer is anti climactic The whole subplot falls flat It s like no one cares Then there s Roy Stedman Apparently, his little subplot is supposed to be full of suspense but it s not Part of this is because Roy is a singularly unappealing character an extremely self centered, spoiled, obnoxious brat who never thinks about anyone other than himself, and is nasty to almost everyone he meets Frankly, I wouldn t have minded one bit if he had ended up dead view spoiler Unfortunately, he didn t hide spoiler I learned all I never wanted to know about life in Israel in 1972 I really would have preferred a mystery I recommend Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, the first book in the series, or Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet They re much better books than this


  4. Hermien Hermien says:

    This time amateur sleuth Rabbi Small goes to Jerusalem The setting made it all theenjoyable and I also liked the look behind the scenes of a religious community.


  5. Geoffrey Gelb Geoffrey Gelb says:

    Rabbi Small goes to Jerusalem circa 1970 Nothing happens for the first 200 pages of this book.For a book of 315 pages that s pretty boring It s only interesting as a dated travel guide By the time someone dies you re almost upset that it wasn tpeople dying and it finally dawns on the Rabbi as to who and why the fellow dies on page 300 I like the series but this one s a huge yawn Pass up on Monday and see what happens Tuesday.


  6. Dawn Dawn says:

    This is a cute series, informative about some aspects of Judaism and very predictable I liked this one less because of the secret service element It just seemed so far fetched for bookish Rabbi Small to end up in this situation.


  7. Jane J. Janas, Ph.D. Jane J. Janas, Ph.D. says:

    This was a slow moving, boring description of people in which I had no real interest.


  8. Corinne Corinne says:

    Less a mystery than an easy to digest lesson on Judaism and Israel.


  9. Greg Greg says:

    Mid 20th Century North American CrimeOh, that first in the series was just so goodHOOK 1 The Small family continue to discuss the contract that the Temple won t give Rabbi David Miriam, David s wife, apparently likes slouchy boring mennot that that s a bad thing, all in all David is on the smart side and is just so logical They decide to go to Jerusalem because Barnard s Crossing is really, really boring without a murder for David to solve.PACE 1 Stupendously dull, repetitive chap Mid 20th Century North American CrimeOh, that first in the series was just so goodHOOK 1 The Small family continue to discuss the contract that the Temple won t give Rabbi David Miriam, David s wife, apparently likes slouchy boring mennot that that s a bad thing, all in all David is on the smart side and is just so logical They decide to go to Jerusalem because Barnard s Crossing is really, really boring without a murder for David to solve.PACE 1 Stupendously dull, repetitive chapters will Rabbi Small get a contract Or not Or maybe he willor maybe, oh, maybe notor.PLOT 1 International spy intrigue Agatha Christie couldn t pull it off Neither does Kemelman.CAST 2 Miriam s as yet unborn child sounds interesting And there is a character named Memavet and that word literally means from death You see, Memavet is a used car salesman, and he pretty much says once you ve died, any ol job is just fine But youjust can t help but like down to earth Rabbi Small Then, new characters keep popping up and by page 300 there is at least 40 characters TOO MANY PEOPLE BUT THINGS HEAT UP Roy Stedman falls madly in love with Abdul THEN Abdul s friend Mahmoud gets all jealous of course Police Inspector Ish Kosher joins the 3 guys in a prison SM scene interrupted when they run out of lube and film Okay, I m making that last stuff up mostly to stay awake ATMOSPHERE 2 There are indeed lots of interesting facts about cultures presented And I did learn some things But Kemelman does it like laundry lists of what people are wearing or eating, etc The author totally misses a great opportunity here Something things are unbelievable, though, like when Rabbi Small discovers that people write prayers and place them in cracks of The Wall I guess it s obvious exactly why the Temple at home refuses a contract for David.SUMMARY I am giving this a generous 1.4 rating At 357 pages, this book is twice too long You, too, may have to create scenes to get through this one Liketry to guess the REAL father of Miriam s baby on the way Or, perhaps, stage your own prison fantasy


  10. Jane Cordingley Jane Cordingley says:

    I have enjoyed the..the Rabbi books, started reading them about 2 years ago Interesting mysteries, and also to see what everyday live was like in the 50 80 s some real throwbacks in time here Some interesting views on attitudes towards race and religion of the time come up in the books, too In addition, each book has a little bit, just a couple pages, about Judaism fit into the story why the rabbi approached something this way, how the Jewish faith interprets something, etc I fin I have enjoyed the..the Rabbi books, started reading them about 2 years ago Interesting mysteries, and also to see what everyday live was like in the 50 80 s some real throwbacks in time here Some interesting views on attitudes towards race and religion of the time come up in the books, too In addition, each book has a little bit, just a couple pages, about Judaism fit into the story why the rabbi approached something this way, how the Jewish faith interprets something, etc I find it interesting back when I got married, I had to take religious training my to be husband was Jewish, I am not , 3 hours a week for 12 weeks In the books I have read, I doubt less than a hour of the reading total has been on Judaism, yet I have learned so muchabout Judaism through these..the Rabbi. books than the classes ever taught


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