By Erich Segal
They met as young children, innocents from diverse worlds. And from that second their lives have been fated to be without end entwined. Timothy : deserted at beginning, he reveals a home--and a blinding career--within the Catholic Church. however the vows he's taking can't defend him from one soul-igniting ardour. Daniel : The scholarly son of an excellent rabbi, he's destined to stick to in his father's footsteps. And destined to damage his father's middle. Deborah : She was once raised to be docile and dutiful--the excellent rabbi's wife--but love will lead her to uprising. And into world's the patriarch could by no means dare imagine.
Reaching throughout greater than 1 / 4 of a century, from the cruel streets of Brooklyn to ultramodern Brasilia to an Israeli kibbutz, and radiating the elegance of 2 holy towns, Rome and Jerusalem, this is Erich Segal's such a lot provocative and impressive novel to date--the unforgettable tale of 3 awesome lives...and one forbidden love.
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At its conclusion there was ecstatic applause and cries of encouragement for Rav Luria to sing his own song. He happily complied, his foot tapping rhythmically and his eyes closed in concentration. Danny tried to keep up with the older men, who especially Papa seemed indefatigable. Finally on the verge of exhaustion, he excused himself to get a drink. Unwisely, he quenched his thirst with wine instead of seltzer water, and was soon light-headed. And uninhibited enough to call out to his sister who was sitting pensively by herself.
Well, some of my friends . . I mean, we've been told . " He could say no more. By this point his uncle was also beginning to sweat. " the Rav said quietly. " Tim looked around for a moment, before responding candidly, "Well, there are an awful lot of books . " "Yes," the rabbi continued. " "Then I hope that this unhappy incident gave you a chance to see that Jews are just like other people . . " He turned to the policeman. " "But we haven't discussed compensation yet. A big window like that must have cost a pretty penny.
He whirled around. It was a huge, barrel-cheated black man, wearing a revolver and the intirrlidating blue of the New York police force. " the officer growled. "What's it to you? " "Well, I don't know about that," the policeman replied. " "I'm not running anywhere," Tim persisted bravely. The bus driver interrupted. "Hey, officer. " The moment captor and captive descended, the bus door hissed closed and the vehicle pulled away from the curb, heading for a destination Tim now knew he would never reach.