Acts of Faith by Erich Segal

By Erich Segal

They met as young ones, innocents from diversified worlds. And from that second their lives have been fated to be eternally entwined. Timothy : deserted at beginning, he unearths a home--and a stunning career--within the Catholic Church. however the vows he's taking can't shield him from one soul-igniting ardour. Daniel : The scholarly son of an excellent rabbi, he's destined to stick to in his father's footsteps. And destined to damage his father's middle. Deborah : She was once raised to be docile and dutiful--the excellent rabbi's wife--but love will lead her to uprising. And into world's the patriarch might by no means dare imagine.

Reaching throughout greater than 1 / 4 of a century, from the harsh streets of Brooklyn to ultramodern Brasilia to an Israeli kibbutz, and radiating the beauty of 2 holy towns, Rome and Jerusalem, this is Erich Segal's so much provocative and bold novel to date--the unforgettable tale of 3 remarkable lives...and one forbidden love.

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I . . well, some of my friends . . I mean, we've been told . " He could say no more. By this point his uncle was also beginning to sweat. " the Rav said quietly. " Tim looked around for a moment, before responding candidly, "Well, there are an awful lot of books . " "Yes," the rabbi continued. " "Then I hope that this unhappy incident gave you a chance to see that Jews are just like other people . . " He turned to the policeman. " "But we haven't discussed compensation yet. A big window like that must have cost a pretty penny.

The afternoon sky was a gray shroud as I walked home, shaken. Once again, I passed all the Christmas lights. But this time what I saw in them were the shining, indestructible atoms of six million souls. 6 Tim 0 thy n a hot afternoon in the summer of 1963, fourteenyear-old Tim, Ed McGee, and their perpetual cheering section, fared Fitzpatrick, were passing through alien territory the neighborhood adjacent to St. Gregory's, which was the center of the B'nai Simcha community. When they passed the home of Rav Moses Luria, Ed sneered, "Look, that's where the head Hebe lives.

I'll be the judge of that. " -As they disappeared into the room, the policeman lit a cigarette and began to flick through the Daily NeoDs. Moments later he winced at sounds he recognized: the repeated slaps of a belt against bare buttocks, followed by a muffled groan as the truant child attempted manfully to deny the pain. ACTS of FAITH 35 On the subway home, Tim stood and gritted his teeth. He glared at his uncle and swore inwardly, I'll kill you some day. Daniel ~ s I walked along the snowy sidewalk, Bible in hand, I A could distinguish shadows of the faithful coming home from morning Mass.

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