Jewish Values: Adirondack Mendel's Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm's Pond

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Place of Publication: 
Albany, NY
Publication Year: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
119 p.
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The legendary fools of Chelm have migrated to a new home where, they were told, "every acre is two acres, you can till the soil with a teaspoon, and there are not only four seasons, there are five." Bloomie is the ambitious proprietor of The Broiled Beet, serving the finest in Adirondack-Ashkenazick fusion cuisine, and the loveliest, kindest, and sincerest sheyne meydl in all of Chelm's Pond. Adirondack Mendel is the renowned adventurer, woodsman, mountain man, and Adirondack guide who always tells the truth even if he has to lie to do it. When they are brought together by Aufruf, the talking dog (who used to do spy work for Colin Powell, from whom he learned a bissel Yiddish), they fall in love. Guided by the learned, honored, and beloved Rabbi Chayim Shmayim, the oldest and wisest khokhem in Chelm's Pond, the results raise serious questions about the nature of God and the meaning of prayer, but in an extraordinary way that could happen only in Chelm's Pond.
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ISBN: 
9780988628502
Book ID: 
csp186
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No