Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Zev
"A SIGNIFICANT AND MOVING NOVEL." The American Jewish Congress
Follow the life of Brooklyn-born Zev Segal in the 1950s as he wrestles with the basic conflicts of man's inhumanity to man, why it occurs, and the legacy of the Holocaust. Laugh, cry, and grow angry as Zev struggles with conflict as he travels from the security and traditions of Orthodox Judaism to the gambling underworld, as the spirits of Jewish history haunt him. In "Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Zev," Marcus portrays God as giving his world over to two forces: The Laughing Angels, whose sole purpose is to torment and destroy all that is noble and righteous - and The Righteous Ones, who plead for God to never forget the most vulnerable amongst us.
"Original and compelling." The Chicago Tribune
"An extraordinary book...that deals with the agony of morals." Dorothy Fuldheim, News Analyst, Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company
"A significant and moving novel...An important addition to books about the Holocaust and Jewish people." American Jewish Congress
Controversial Author JERRY MARCUS is internationally acclaimed for his ability to create compelling fiction about thought-provoking issues such as anti-Semitism, political intrigue, and religious hypocrisy. Reviewers have called Marcus prophetic, provocative, masterful, compelling, original and creative - and even a heretic. Whether he writes about politics, religion, sports, or murder - the underlying powerful theme in all Marcus' novels is how his characters constantly struggle with good versus evil.
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It was four degrees outside and the Chicago wind was blowing ferociously. Zev Segal walked as fast as he could swinging his arms from side to side. His hurried manner continued for nearly a mile when suddenly Zev's entire appearance changed. He slowed up almost to a standstill, his arms no longer swinging, his shoulders now bent as an aimless look spread over his face.
Zev found a restaurant, checked the prices, and decided he could afford a cup of coffee. He sat at the counter, keeping his jacket on, trying to retain as much warmth as possible. Several minutes passed and the waitress still had not approached him. Zev rubbed his hands and moved his feet up and down. His body shivered more and more as each second passed. Finally, the waitress came over to him and he said very meekly, only coffee please. Zev's mind drifted. He pictured himself sitting in his furnished room thinking of all that had happened these past few years. He remembered the screeching trains going to hell itself. The Righteous Ones had asked Zev for his help in seeking out amongst the peoples of the world those responsible for the atrocities performed on the rebbe's family and millions of others. They still awaited Zev's answer and hoped their optimism now was more warranted than the time they sat at God's throne and thought the civilized world would never allow such horrors to happen....
Copyright (c) 1982 by Jerry Marcus. All rights reserved by Brittany Publications, Ltd.
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WINNER OF THE 2018 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS IN THE PHILOSOPHY CATEGORY
Reader Comments from Amazon.com (2018-19):
"I loved the suspense and the characters. The story line drew me in right away and held me. I always love a book that takes me right into it and this was a great book to curl up and read and get lost in for hours...I have read other books by this author and I have found each and every one of them immensely enjoyable!"
"So wonderful a read! So much happening! I didn't want it to end!"
"The characters of the book are well defined to allow my imagination to see them.
Just when I thought I had the whole thing figured out, the twist sent me into another direction. A great who-done it."
A FINALIST IN THE 2013 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS
"Masterfully told coming-of-age story... Jerry Marcus interweaves discussions of faith, marriage, intellectual freedom,
and the roles of women throughout their lives.
It will help both young and mature readers explore how women gain strength in their faith journey."
Mary Lou Henneman, Congregational Libraries Today, Church and Synagogue Library Association
BROKEN TRUST - THE MURDER OF BASKETBALL STAR JACK MOLINAS
"Jack would have loved how you portrayed him." Bill Tosheff, 1951-52 NBA Co-Rookie of the Year
"Great book..." Sam Amico, Editor and Senior Writer, ProBasketballNews.com
"Besides writing a gripping tale of a powerful, rich, highly competitive industry, Marcus delivers a high-impact, no holds barred, picture of modern social
establishments - both religious and secular..." Rabbi Yaakov Fogelman, Torah Outreach Program, Jerusalem, Israel
THE LAST POPE
"A creative and provocative...suspense-filled novel." The Chicago Tribune
"A wonderful premise...a great plot." Naples Daily News, Florida
"Prophetic...Gripping...and Enlightening." Rabbi Yaakov Fogelman, Torah Outreach Program, Jerusalem, Israel
"An intriguing story...An intellectual thriller." Marquee, San Diego
"A provocative tale that kindled my imagination..." Mary Harris, Minister, United Church of Christ, Boonville, Missouri
Chicago Columnist ANNE GERBER said Marcus' 1997 book has a "gripping premise"
and compared it to The DaVinci Code, which was published AFTER The Last Pope.
THE SALVATION PEDDLER
"A master of the suspense novel." Abilene Reporter-News, Texas
"I enjoyed The Salvation Peddler." President Bill Clinton