Jewish Values: Disappearing Dowry, The

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2010
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The narrator of this historical novel is a Jewish girl in 1810 London. She tells the “megilla” of her wealthy, observant family’s plans for her sister Hannah’s wedding, which are suddenly interrupted by the loss of the family fortune through bank failures and theft. Focusing on a button, a coin, and a key, and using Talmudic logic, a wise friend of the family, Ezra Melamed, investigates and solves the mystery, restoring the family’s wealth and rescuing the wedding plans. This is an enjoyable teen novel (fully readable by adults as well), a mystery with Jewish practices and values imbedded in a completely natural, non-didactic way.
ISBN: 
978-156871501-9
Book ID: 
1395
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