Sweet Like Sugar

Sweet Like Sugar

eBook - 2011
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With eloquence and wit, Wayne Hoffman explores the unlikely camaraderie between a young Jewish man and an Orthodox rabbi, in this rich, insightful novel about love, honesty, faith, and belonging.In Yiddish, there is a word for it: bashertђ́ؤthe person you are fated to meet. Twentysomething Benji Steiner views the concept with skepticism. But the elderly rabbi who stumbles into Benji's office one day has no such doubts. Jacob Zuckerman's late wife, Sophie, was his bashert. And now that she's gone, Rabbi Zuckerman grapples with overwhelming grief and loneliness.Touched by the rabbi's plight, Benji becomes his helperђ́ؤdriving him home after work, sitting in his living room listening to stories. Their friendship baffles everyone, especially Benji's sharp-tongued, modestly observant mother. But Benji is rediscovering something he didn't know he'd lost. Yet the test of friendship, and of both men's faith, lies in the difficult truths they come to share. With each...
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780758274380
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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Jan 02, 2016

Perhaps some overwhelming clean cuts in the book, but a thoroughly enjoyable read to me. I loved the concepts shared in this book and the risk it took to write it. A slice of beautiful humanities.


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