Acts of Faith by Erich Segal

By Erich Segal

They met as childrens, innocents from various worlds. And from that second their lives have been fated to be eternally entwined. Timothy : deserted at start, he reveals a home--and a stunning career--within the Catholic Church. however the vows he is taking can't defend him from one soul-igniting ardour. Daniel : The scholarly son of an exceptional rabbi, he's destined to stick to in his father's footsteps. And destined to damage his father's middle. Deborah : She used to be raised to be docile and dutiful--the excellent rabbi's wife--but love will lead her to uprising. And into world's the patriarch may 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 beauty of 2 holy towns, Rome and Jerusalem, this is Erich Segal's such a lot provocative and bold novel to date--the unforgettable tale of 3 outstanding lives...and one forbidden love.

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On Friday evening, something miraculous a mixture of faith and joy was reborn within her. Perhaps, Deborah thought, that was why her mother was so transported when she stood motionless before the glowing silver candlesticks, as the Sabbath like a soft silk shawl fell gently upon her shoulders. 26 Erich Segal As the family watched in silence, Rachel would place her hands over her eyes and say the blessing in a voice so hushed that only God Himself could hear. Every Friday afternoon, Deborah and her half sister Rena would join their mother cleaning, polishing, and cooking to ready the house for the invisible angels who would be their honored guests till three small stars could be seen in the Saturday evening sky.

He looked at the arresting officer. "Thanks for nabbing him, pal. " The black man nodded, indicating a small door in the rear. Tuck grabbed Tim by the elbow and started to pull him, but this time the boy protested. "No! No! " "I'll be the judge of that. " -As they disappeared into the room, the policeman lit a cigarette and began to flick through the Daily NeoDs. Moments later he winced at sounds he recognized: the repeated slaps of a belt against bare buttocks, followed by a muffled groan as the truant child attempted manfully to deny the pain.

Asked the Rav. ACTS of FAITH 43 "Ten-thirty, eleven. " A smile had taken over the rabbi's face. Turning to the boy, he announced, "I may have a job for you. . " "He'll take it," his uncle said quickly. "I'd rather he made up his own mind," said the Rav gently. "It's a post of great responsibility. " Again Officer Delaney interrupted. " "Yes," Rav Luria answered. ' A Shab/'esgey is a non-Jew of impeccable morals who comes in on Friday evenings after our Sabbath has begun and performs the functions that are prohibited to us like lowering the heat, putting out lights, and so forth.

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