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Description - The Red Heifer by Leo Haber

The main character of Leo Haber's debut novel grows to sexual and social awareness amid old-world Yiddish-speaking rabbis, new-world mobsters, Jewish non-believers, musicians, ballplayers, and new waves of immigrants. The novel teems with unforgettable characters who grapple with traditional values and the cultural enticements of their new goldene medine (new land). The problem of Jewish survival in a free society informs every aspect of the novel, with the ancient law of the red heifer serving as the central metaphor.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815606925
ISBN-10: 0815606923
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 161mm x 23mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leo Haber

Leo Haber taught for many years at Hebrew Union College in New York City. He has published short fiction, poetry, and articles on current affairs, literature, and music in journals such as Commentary, Jewish Affairs, Southern Poetry Review, Voices West, Saturday Review, High Fidelity, and The New York Times.

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