FATHER AND THE ANGELS by William Manners

FATHER AND THE ANGELS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A practical application of Peace of Mind, in this loving memorial of a parent who lived his faith. This is the story of the author's father, Rabbi of Zanesville, known locally as ""the best Christian in town"". In his family, and in town affairs, the Rabbi's interests were wide, as was his influence; if he seemed of ten gullible, his meddling was for the purpose of peace. He knew the power of a soft answer; he used the strength of gentleness, and his son writes of him with affection and appreciation. There are his adjustments to the problems of three growing boys, to the questions his Synagogue forced on him, to many personal problems he was asked to solve. As a catalyst, as a mere man, as holy man and prophet, the Rabbi is a figure of good deeds and kind thoughts, -- even when Mother disapproves, when his sons go their own ways, seeking strange escapes, when his congregation failed to understand. A fresh approach.

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1947
Publisher: Dutton