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The Heretic by Lewis M. Weinstein
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The Heretic is a wonderfully written novel about the Spanish Inquisition and the impact it had on the Jewish population in the 15th century. In Lewis Weinstein's able hands, the history of Jewish culture trying to survive the Anti-Semitic acts of that era survive. In fact, Weinstein describes with great deft, the roots of Anti-Semitic views in Europe.
I read this book in one day, finding it difficult to put down. History, action, and love all abound in this book. Also present is the notion of ignorance and the discrimination that extends from it.
The Catholic Church's sins are outlined historically and accurately in the book. To understand history is to make an effort not to repeat it. Had the world taken greater note of the issues described so well by Mr. Weinstein, perhaps the world, and most notably, the Jewish population, may not have been forced to suffer through the Holocaust.
Students of history should read this book. People of the Catholic and Jewish faiths should read this book. It may sound like an over-reaching statement, but I believe that all humanity would be well-served reading this book. Once you read the foreward, you'll be compellingly hooked. FINISHED 9-2-12
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message 1: by Lewis (last edited Sep 06, 2012 09:49AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lewis Weinstein FERGIE ... Thank you so much for your kind words. Might I ask you if you could post your comments on amazon.com ... LEW

Fergie I will!

Fergie And personally, I'd like to thank you for enlightening me on the subject. I'm in process of writing my own novel and am humbled by your skill. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and talent with the world.

message 4: by Mikael (new) - added it

Mikael This book goes right into my to-read list

Lewis Weinstein I just re-read your review. Thank you so much again. I posted it to my author blog ... http://lewweinsteinauthorblog.com/201...

Fergie Fantastic! Can't wait to check out the blog. My review of your book was well deserved.

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