Disobedience: A Novel
Publisher: Touchstone; First Edition edition (September 5, 2006)
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Size: 7 MB
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For Ronit Krushka, thirty-two and single and living on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Orthodox Judaism is a suffocating culture she fled long ago. But when she learns of the death of her estranged father, the pre-eminent rabbi of the London Orthodox Jewish community in which she was raised, she leaves behind her Friday-night takeout, her troublesome romance, and her boisterous circle of friends to return home. Her dual mission there is to mourn her father and to collect a single heirloom of her mother's. But as she reconnects with old acquaintances and the traditional ebb and flow of the community, Ronit becomes more than a stranger in her old home--she becomes a threat.
Set at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, Disobedience explores a devout and closed world to discover the importance of moving on and what we lose when we do.