The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Wahl
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The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Wahl (Rabbi Daniel Winter Mysteries)

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Murder isn't unusual in LA. But when feminist Rabbi Myrna Wahl is found dead after appearing on a controversial radio talk show, together with a radical nun and female minister, radio host Rabbi Daniel Winter finds himself the prime suspect. He'll only survive if he can develop the secular talent for detection--all the harder since he seems to be falling in love with the l...more
Paperback, 205 pages
Published February 15th 2005 by Toby Press (first published 1987)
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I found this book while we were cleaning.

Rabbi Daniel Winter hosts a radio show without using his title of Rabbi. He had invited three women to be on the same show: Rabbi Myra Wahl, Reverend Joanne Short, and Sister Mary Kuluski. He never expected to be a suspect the next day in the murder of Rabbi Wahl.

Before the murder happens, he meets Brenda Goldstein, who is working for the Homicide Division of the local police department. She comes to the Rabbi because a watch was stolen from her daughte...more
I know Joseph Telushkin as a scholar of Judaica. He is also a pretty fair mystery writer. The problem is that he has only written three mysteries and I read them many nears ago. However, in the middle of the Zookeepers Wife I felt the need for something light and went back to Telushkin.

In his first mystery he introduces us to Rabbi Daniel Winter, a orthodox rabbi. serving a conservative congregation. The Rabbi is a widower so in the first chapter he meets Brenda Goldstein, a striking readheaded...more
I loved this series. A plot of one of the books turned up on a tv show a few years ago and I always wondered if this author even knew about it! Interesting plots, good mysteries and a some cultural education.

I'm very sorry he didn't continue this series.
Feels a bit dated in theme and a little paint-by-numbers in the plotting, but still pretty good.
very fast reading. Rabbi Goldstein lent it to me.
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Associate of CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.
Ordained at Yeshiva University and Rabbi Telushkin pursued graduate studies in Jewish history at Columbia University.
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