MURDER AT THE MINYAN
Shulamit E. Kustanowitz
well-conceived, easy-to-read fictionalized account of many factual aspects
of Jewish life.”
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“I was especially impressed by the description of the non-Jewish section
at the Minyan combines a truly delightful mystery narrated with an ironic
humor and gives insight into a
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shot in the synagogue parking lot brings Rabbi Avi London
running. He sees a gun and a pool of blood. At least one
person is probably dead. The rabbi knows he should have seen
trouble brewing weeks before when discussions about death
turned nasty. But he was busy then with life cycle events and
November and December challenges. Now, despite the rabbi’s
teachings, the murderer has put his plan into motion. Soon
there will be enough people mourning his victims to ensure the
minimum of ten men at the daily service, and he will be able
to say his Kaddish.
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at the Minyan, the topical new novel by Shulamit E. Kustanowitz, is much
more than it seems. Sure, it’s a mystery, but one that has no sex or
profanity, very little violence, and it ends well. There’s some humor,
the cast of characters is likely to seem familiar to any shul-goer, and
nothing about the plot should cost the reader a night’s sleep. (CLICK
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As the daughter of a Conservative
rabbi, Shulamit E. Kustanowitz witnessed the joy of happy life cycle
events as well as the grief of mourners and their zeal for saying Kaddish.
More important, she gained an intimacy with Jewish tradition. As a Modern
Orthodox adult, she authored A First Haggadah in 1979 and Henrietta
Szold, Israel’s Helping Hand in 1990. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Record
(of New Jersey), the Jerusalem Post in Israel and
elsewhere. She was managing editor of New Jersey’s Jewish Standard
newspaper and wrote about Israel for Travel Weekly and the travel
The author is available for media interviews and personal
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