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The Heretic by Lewis M. Weinstein
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A touching well written book. Set during the Spanish Inquisition it shows the beautiful portrayal of a Jewish Family as they try to live in a culture that denies their humanity. I was touched with the tapestry of their lives, the length they went to live the lives that was true to themselves....and as you go through their struggles, you ask yourself a simple question what would I do in their situation. This ugly part of the Christian history is not well known to the modern church and it's nice to know that society is moving to an enlighten era where we are tolerant to others who are not like us and long may it continue where we can all celebrate the Humanity that we all share together.

The sad thing about it is that many professed Christians today who uses the Bible as their standard has not read works of Jewish Rabbis and Scholars, those who were before and after Christ. Men like Philo of Alexandria, hillier the Elder, how can such works not ennoble the Human spirit; but if you are under the notion that a part of mankind has been rejected by divinity, then you lose all that divinity has deposited in the rejected part. Thanks Lewis, your work is over a decade old but speaks volume to the new generation.
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December 4, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
December 4, 2013 – Shelved
December 9, 2013 – Shelved as: 2013
December 9, 2013 – Shelved as: fiction
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Lewis Weinstein Thank you for your kind comments.

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