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Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry (1966)

by Harry Kemelman

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Series: Rabbi Small (2)

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This is the second book of the Rabbi Small series. It is the beginning of Yom Kippur as a murder happened. A non-practicing Jew is found dead. What first looks like a suicide turns out to be a murder with time. Rabbi Small has all hands full. On the one hand, he has to keep members of his church from being considered as murderers. On the other hand, there are disputes between the community board and his responsibilities. Some members want to turn things so that they can profit economically. Once again, Rabbi Small assists the chief of police Hugh Lanigan in his investigations and, last but not least, he becomes a father for the first time.
It was again an amusing reading. The protagonists have already grown to my heart. ( )
  Ameise1 | Apr 23, 2017 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
A man who is an alcoholic dies of carbon monoxide poisoning in his garage at home. Rabbi Small enters the scene when the widow wants to have him buried in the Jewish cemetery. The rabbi must decide whether it was suicide, accidental death or perhaps something more sinister?
I saw the solution to this mystery a mile away, but love reading about all the synagogue intrigue and how the rabbi cuts to the heart of things in a discussion. I will never in a million years be able to understand the way the Jewish tradition and culture thinks, but I am fascinated none-the-less. ( )
  MrsLee | Feb 17, 2012 |
I like the idea of the series but there is too much squabbling among his congregation. The mystery is a bit slow in getting started. ( )
  BonnieJune54 | Dec 20, 2011 |
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On the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement, a holy convocation shall it be unto you, and ye shall fast ... and no manner of work shall ye do on this day ... it shall be a statute foreer throughout your generations in al lyour dwellings.
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Saturday brings Yom Kippur to Barnard's Crossing and Rabbi Small is preparing as usual. But his prayers and fasting are interrupted when a member of his congregation is found dead in his car. The police call it accidental. The insurance company calls it suicide. Only Rabbi Small's pregnant wife, Miriam, thinks it's murder. Now it's up to him to prove her right . . . .
"A crackling good mystery." -- Time

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