The Resource Sweet like sugar, Wayne Hoffman

Sweet like sugar, Wayne Hoffman

Label
Sweet like sugar
Title
Sweet like sugar
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Hoffman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Yiddish, there is a word for it: bashert-- the person you are fated to meet. Twentysomething Benji Steiner views the concept with scepticism. But the elderly rabbi who stumbles into Benji's office one day has no such doubts. Jacob Zuckerman's late wife, Sophie, was his bashert. And now that she's gone, Rabbi Zuckerman grapples with overwhelming grief and loneliness. Touched by the rabbi's plight, Benji becomes his helper-- driving him home after work, sitting in his living room listening to stories. Their friendship baffles everyone, especially Benji's sharp-tongued, modestly observant mother. But Benji is rediscovering something he didn't know he'd lost. Yet the test of friendship, and of both men's faith, lies in the difficult truths they come to share. With each revelation, Benji learns what it means not just to be Jewish, but to be fully human-- imperfect, striving, and searching for the pieces of ourselves that come only through another's acceptance
Summary
"In Yiddish, there is a word for it: bashert-- the person you are fated to meet. Twentysomething Benji Steiner views the concept with scepticism. But the elderly rabbi who stumbles into Benji's office one day has no such doubts. Jacob Zuckerman's late wife, Sophie, was his bashert. And now that she's gone, Rabbi Zuckerman grapples with overwhelming grief and loneliness. Touched by the rabbi's plight, Benji becomes his helper-- driving him home after work, sitting in his living room listening to stories. Their friendship baffles everyone, especially Benji's sharp-tongued, modestly observant mother. But Benji is rediscovering something he didn't know he'd lost. Yet the test of friendship, and of both men's faith, lies in the difficult truths they come to share. With each revelation, Benji learns what it means not just to be Jewish, but to be fully human-- imperfect, striving, and searching for the pieces of ourselves that come only through another's acceptance"--Cover
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Award
Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 2012.
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10015647
Cataloging source
BT
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Hoffman, Wayne
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Jewish men
  • Rabbis
  • Male friendship
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Sweet like sugar, Wayne Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contains Reading Group guide
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
290 p.
Isbn
9780758265623
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780758265623
Label
Sweet like sugar, Wayne Hoffman
Publication
Note
Contains Reading Group guide
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
290 p.
Isbn
9780758265623
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780758265623

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