Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home : Rabbi Small

  • by Harry Kemelman
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Rabbi Small
  • 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With his absorbing mystery series, best-selling author Harry Kemelman transports you to the closely-knit Jewish community at Barnard’s Crossing, a small city near Boston. Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home portrays the unassuming Rabbi Small joyously preparing to celebrate Passover. However, the holiday season is marred when local violence, racism, and misplaced pride run amok. Miffed over the sanctuary’s new seating policy, several families are secretly planning to start their own temple in an unoccupied mansion in the country. When some teenagers break into the house for a party - and one ends up dead - the temple plot is interrupted. Suddenly Rabbi Small must discover what really happened, or the whole community will self-destruct. Savvy Rabbi Small combines earthly chutzpah and divine wisdom to solve the mysterious death that has the entire police force befuddled. Personally approved for this unabridged recording by the author’s estate, veteran narrator George Guidall breathes life into the persistent rabbi and his ambitious congregants.


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The Rabbi, misunderstood, annoying but wise.

Rabbi David Small is not the most "clubbable" of men! His congregation are always hoping to replace him, and the government of the "Temple" of Barnard's Crossing is usually loaded towards the most worldly and cynical males in the district. Kemelman presents an unsentimental view of Judaism in late 20th c USA. Temple membership is as costly as joining a golf club - no welcome for the poor, no outreach towards the less fortunate - being Jewish in Barnard's Crossing is a class thing. Like any golf club, the politics are deadly. David Small has a clear idea of his job, and it's not to be the puppet of whichever layperson has been recently elected president of the board...
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- Mary Carnegie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books