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A humble man and a religious man, who worked as a presser in a laundry, Ezra Siman Tov was also a teller of of stories, stories that that enthralled and captivated his friends in their Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. His brother-in-law, Dr. Tawil, gave him a grudging respect, the Torah scholars listened surreptitiously and th Great Writer - SY Agnon?-took his stories and gave tehm form. But along with his stories, Ezra also had a shame and a secret, which overshadowed his family. and his secret suffering never left him quite free.

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Ezra Siman Tov is a simple storyteller who captivates his friends in the Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. His professor brother-in-law gives him grudging respect, Torah scholars listen to him surreptitiously, and a famous author bases his work on his tales. But Ezra has a secret that overshadows his family life and refuses to leave him. In this colorful novel, Sabato creates a world in which faith provides a framework and a deep source of comfort in life.

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posthumouse, August 15, 2008 (view all comments by posthumouse)
An inspiring tale of a simple Jewish man who lives his faith through everything he does in the normal routines of his day in the Sephardic community of Jerusalem. Even while Ezra Siman Tov cleans and presses prayer shawls in a laundry he feels close to the faith of those wear them,usually young grooms whose brides have given them as the traditional wedding gift. As the secular world slowly erodes the traditional ways of his old neighborhood, he continues to love God and Torah. He is known to everyone as a storyteller and is surrrounded in life by holy and sometimes eccentric characters who are accustomed to stopping him and saying "Ezra, tell us a story!".
Viewed as a pious man by others, Ezra does not feel that he is because he carries a secret sin and is burdened with the heart-breaking loss of a daughter he does not speak of. Ultimately this is a love story, the love between a man and his God who comforts him through all things. A story for everyone, religious or not, for who is not fed by the things of the spirit? The writing is beautiful. This story is poignant, tender, perfect.
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ISBN:
9781592641413
Author:
Sabato, Haim
Publisher:
Toby Press
Translator:
Dweck, Yaacob
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Christian - Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
181
Dimensions:
8.51x5.62x.48 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A humble man and a religious man, who worked as a presser in a laundry, Ezra Siman Tov was also a teller of of stories, stories that that enthralled and captivated his friends in their Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. His brother-in-law, Dr. Tawil, gave him a grudging respect, the Torah scholars listened surreptitiously and th Great Writer - SY Agnon?-took his stories and gave tehm form. But along with his stories, Ezra also had a shame and a secret, which overshadowed his family. and his secret suffering never left him quite free.
"Synopsis" by , Ezra Siman Tov is a simple storyteller who captivates his friends in the Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. His professor brother-in-law gives him grudging respect, Torah scholars listen to him surreptitiously, and a famous author bases his work on his tales. But Ezra has a secret that overshadows his family life and refuses to leave him. In this colorful novel, Sabato creates a world in which faith provides a framework and a deep source of comfort in life.
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