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The Golem of Rabbi Loew by Johnny Townsend

The Golem of Rabbi Loew

by Johnny Townsend

266 pages
The Golem of Prague is really Rabbi Loew's secret lover.

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About the Book
Jacob and Esau Cohen are the closest of brothers. In fact, they're lovers. A Talmudic scholar dates an escort. A doctor tries to combine canine genes with those of Jews, to improve their chances of surviving a hostile world. A convert to Judaism asks his Mormon relatives to make a pact to hide him if the government ever comes after Jews again. A scientist tries to develop the "God spot" in the brains of his patients in order to create a messiah. The Golem of Prague is really Rabbi Loew's secret lover. While some of the Jews in Townsend's book are Orthodox, this collection of Jewish short stories most certainly is not.

 

Reviews
The Golem of Rabbi Loew will prompt "gasps of outrage from conservative readers...a strong collection.
- Kirkus Reviews

 

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About the Author
Johnny Townsend earned an MFA in fiction writing from Louisiana State University. He has published in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Humanist, The Progressive, Drash, and many other publications. He writes passionately about the ways religion impacts our lives.

 

 

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