Sweet Like Sugar

Sweet Like Sugar

Book - 2011
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"In Yiddish, there is a word for it: bashert - the person you are fated to meet. Twenty something Benji Steiner views the concept with scepticism. 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 helper - driving 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 revelation, Benji learns what it means not just to be Jewish, but to be fully human - imperfect, striving, and searching for the pieces of ourselves that come only through another's acceptance" -- Cover.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., c2011.
ISBN: 9780758265623
075826562X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hoffman Wayne 08/2011
Characteristics: 290 p. ;,21 cm.

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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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