by Yael Shahar
Pub Date 04 Sep 2018
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At seventeen, Alex was torn from his home and deported to Auschwitz. He
outlived his family, his faith, and his culture. His memory filled with
the death of a people, unable to speak of what he had done to survive,
he was locked in the silent prison of his guilt. This unforgettable and
breathtakingly powerful book follows Alex on his journey from the flames
of Birkenau to atonement, transformation, and redemption.
Returning is a haunting and compelling exploration of the choices we make in a choiceless time, the terrifying strength and burden of the will to survive, and the power of the human spirit to transcend even its own destruction. It will leave you changed forever.
A Note From the Publisher
Contributor: Nathan Lopes Cardozo (Afterword). Also available in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-948403-03-0) and Ebook (ISBN 978-1-948403-01-6).
From the horrors of the Birkenau crematoria and the dilemmas of survival
that are forever etched in our hearts, to the profound dialogues of
Talmudic debate, Returning reaches from the past to the
present-challenging us to examine ourselves as Jews, and our relation to
G-d in a world gone mad.
-Chaya Rosen, author of In the Shadow of God.
Returning is a must-read for those wishing to embark on a profound, painful, but ultimately hopeful journey into the human soul.
- Yael Unterman, author of Nehama Leibowitz, Teacher and Bible Scholar and The Hidden of Things: Twelve Stories of Love & Longing.
Author appearances: Israel and selected locations in the U.S.
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