TO NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM by David Marcus

TO NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Jewish by race and religion but Irish by law, Jonathan Lippman faces more than one conflict as 1947 gives way to 1948 and the situation in Palestine affects his own life in Drumcoole , Ireland. Brought up in Irish schools and with only Irish contemporaries, Jonathan is the tenth man necessary for the minyan, whose members number fifteen, and is deeply sensitive to his inheritance but fearful of anti-semitism. His love for Catholic Alleen, the spark roused by a United Jewish Relief official, the problem of accepting the chairmanship of St. Mary's Hall Central Council, his beloved grandfather's heart attack, all combine to make firm Jonathan's belief that his destiny is to follow the prayer ""To next year in Jerusalem"". The story is heavy with Jewish lore, tradition and practices but the arguments are expressive and the situation interesting.

Pub Date: Sept. 3rd, 1954
Publisher: St. Martin's Press