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Akiva: The Story of Rabbi Akiva and His Times

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This breathtaking, historical novel tells the story of the life and times of the great sage, Rabbi Akiva. It is a classic literary tapestry woven with the details of life in Eretz Yisrael after the Destruction of the Second Temple. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, this book will captivate and inspire all audiences. Rav Meir (Marcus) Lehmann's magnum opus, a ...more
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published May 28th 2003 by Feldheim Publishers (first published March 1960)
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Hana
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An historical biography of Rebbe Akiva, written in novel-form. An easy read, excellently translated from the original German, Akiva: The Story of Rabbi Akiva and His Times was originally serialized for newspaper publication. In addition to learning about the extraordinary and unique proselyte, whose affect on the practice of Judaism resonates in this generation as it did 1000 years ago, readers will gain a wealth of knowledge about world history. I highly recommend Akiva for 8th grade and up.
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Akiba was a historical personage, the book is 'history with conversation' or historical fiction.

Cliche: Boy meets boss's daughter. They marry.

Not a cliche: 20 year old rich Jewish girl in Ye Olden Roman Empire decides to marry 40 year old unlearned man, Daddy's chief shepherd, based on their conversations and her conviction that he could really make something of himself if only he got an education. Daddy wants Rachel to marry another rich man, who is popular with the Roman overlords and might ev
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