Item description for Brother, Can You Raise A Million by Shlomo Wexler...
A rabbi, trying to raise money for his yeshiva in Jerusalem, inadvertently helps two Americans from very different walks of life find each other and fall in love. Goes behind-the-scenes of the world of Jewish fund-raising to reveal both its noble and not-so-noble chatacter. Many people will recognize the fierce competition and humorous kowtowing that occurs when fund-raisers from yeshivas in Israel solicit American philanthropists.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.14" Weight: 1.59 lbs.
Release Date Sep 24, 2003
Publisher Devora Publishing
ISBN 1930143788 ISBN13 9781930143784
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The Romance of Fundraising & Faith Oct 13, 2003
Love of learning is clearly at the heart of Rabbi Wexler's newest book "Brother, Can You Raise a Million." What's captivating about this story is that it is set both in Israel and in the United States. What's novel about the author's approach is that the driving narrative of the love story is told by means of alternating chapters from both the male and the female point of view . What's compelling about the story is the complex precariousness that is a Rabbi's overseas visit to his yeshivah's philanthropists. As in his first novel "The Daughters Victorious" (which brings to life the biblical battle over the property rights of Zelapchad's female heirs), Rabbi Wexler again sensitively and creatively pushes the bounds of what his heroine can accomplish to expand the limited world view of the yeshiva directors. Once again with brilliant portrayals, this time with the contemporary drama of Jerusalem religious school politics of our day as well as the intimate drama of family mourning, Rabbi Wexler defines feminism in a bold, productive and truly Jewish context. All the women readers, and men, particularly in the orthodox world will be impressed.