The Rabbi

The Rabbi, Noah Gordon’s first novel, is the story of Michael Kind, a young rabbi who falls in love with the daughter of a Protestant minister. The Rabbi was on the The New York Times bestseller list for 26 weeks. Of its author, Saturday Review said, “Few writers since Sinclair Lewis have sprawled with such magnificent ease over so large a part of the contemporary scene. [An] epic of Judaism in America.”

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“Noah Gordon fills out his story with the color, the changing moods, the confrontations, setbacks, advances, tears, laughter, hurts and healing that compose all lives, Jewish or gentile, that transform life itself into an excitement and a challenge . . . A chronicle rich with meaningful experiences.”

The New York Times

“This big, ambitious novel comes as close to matters of faith and life as any book that has appeared . . . Excellent.”

New York Post