Rabbi Small
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  • 1
    Friday the Rabbi Slept Late: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 1 | Harry Kemelman

    Friday the Rabbi Slept Late: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Young and unassuming Rabbi David Small sorts through puzzling pieces of mysteries with logic straight from the Talmud. In Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, a shocking discovery on the temple grounds threatens to ruin both the diligent rabbi and the entire Jewish community at Barnard's Crossing. Unaware that his congregation is grumbling about his rumpled appearance and absent-minded manner, Rabbi Small spends long hours poring over scholarly books.

    Another, more innocent age.

    Rabbi David Small is a young man who has the mind of a Jesuit! He has solid ethical values, but lives in a small American town with a newly growing Je..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 November 2016 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
  • 2
    Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry | Harry Kemelman

    Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    As Rabbi Small and his temple congregation solemnly prepare for Yom Kippur, a non-practicing member is found dead behind the wheel of his car - in his own garage. The police call the death an accident, and the insurance company insists that it's suicide. But Miriam, Rabbi Small's wife, believes the mishap could only be cold-blooded murder. With his congregants splitting over the possible cause, the young rabbi must discover the truth, or forfeit all hope for peace in the temple.

    Comfortable whodunnit

    The USA before 9/11, a small town Eden where civil rights demonstrations are somewhere else, but class is a big issue, where business sharp practice i..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 November 2016 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
  • 3
    Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 3 | Harry Kemelman

    Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home portrays the unassuming Rabbi Small joyously preparing to celebrate Passover. However, the holiday season is marred when local violence, racism, and misplaced pride run amok. Miffed over the sanctuary's new seating policy, several families are secretly planning to start their own temple in an unoccupied mansion in the country. When some teenagers break into the house for a party - and one ends up dead - the temple plot is interrupted.

    The Rabbi, misunderstood, annoying but wise.

    Rabbi David Small is not the most "clubbable" of men! His congregation are always hoping to replace him, and the government of the "Temple" of Barnard..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 November 2016 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
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    Monday the Rabbi Took Off: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 4 | Harry Kemelman

    Monday the Rabbi Took Off: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In Monday the Rabbi Took Off, an exhausted Rabbi David Small searches for relaxation in Israel, only to find himself in the midst of an explosive international incident. After six years of leading a challenging congregation, Rabbi Small is taking his dream vacation: three months in Jerusalem without any rabbinical duties. He is finally getting the rest he needs - until a new acquaintance is found dead after a bombing. Suddenly the savvy young Rabbi is up against the formidable Israeli intelligence and faceless Arab terrorists with murder on their minds.

    Fascinating classic mystery

    The Rabbi's sojourn in the Holy Land isn't all milk and honey, how could it be? Quite apart from the intrigue of the crime, it is instructive to look ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 November 2016 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
  • 5
    Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 5 | Harry Kemelman

    Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    On Tuesday, Rabbi David Small takes a break from the Barnard's Crossing pulpit to teach a course on Jewish Thought at a small community college. But he soon discovers that all is not idyllic behind the ivy-covered walls. When a bomb goes off in the dean's office, the peaceful campus mood is shattered. Soon everyone - from professors and students to the indefatigable rabbi himself - is suspected of murder.

    The Talmudic detective

    David Small sticks his neck out again... It's interesting to look back to the time I was a student myself, although clearly UK universities are very d..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 November 2016 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
  • 6
    Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 6 | Harry Kemelman

    Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    One of the world's most unusual sleuths, Rabbi David Small captivates mystery fans with his chutzpah and unparalleled logic. When he investigates some non-kosher behavior by his congregation, he finds himself in water way over his head. While a destructive hurricane pummels Barnard's Crossing, an elderly temple member dies suddenly after taking his newly-prescribed antibiotic. Soon one member of the Jewish community after another falls under suspicion for drug tampering.

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    Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 7 | Harry Kemelman

    Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The adventures of Harry Kemelman's unassuming hero have been hailed by critics and fans alike. Kemelman is celebrated for his absorbing plots and his warm and knowledgeable depiction of Jews and Judaism. Rabbi David Small must step into action when Barnard's Crossings' most notorious anti-Semite is found dead, and several members of his congregation are suspected. The murder victim is a cantankerous curmudgeon who has offended many members of this close-knit Jewish community.

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    Someday the Rabbi Will Leave: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 9 | Harry Kemelman

    Someday the Rabbi Will Leave: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The beloved president of the temple is resigning. A new president is chosen: a prominent businessman who is used to being obeyed. It's not long before the rabbi's adherence to tradition clashes with the new president's requests. Meanwhile, a young man in Rabbi Small's congregation has been arrested in a fatal hit-and-run accident. Can the rabbi maintain his position in the temple while helping the young man? Much depends on good luck.

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  • 9
    One Fine Day the Rabbi Bought a Cross: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 10 | Harry Kemelman

    One Fine Day the Rabbi Bought a Cross: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In One Fine Day the Rabbi Bought a Cross, a vacation to the Holy Land quickly becomes another opportunity for the rabbi to utilize his cool-headed wit. As a favor, the rabbi looks in on Jordan Goodman, son of Barnard's Crossing's favorite grocers. Jordan has adopted the beliefs of a fundamentalist Jewish group, and before long, he is the only suspect in a local murder.

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  • 10
    The Day the Rabbi Resigned: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 11 | Harry Kemelman

    The Day the Rabbi Resigned: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
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    For nearly 25 years, Rabbi Small has maintained an uneasy relationship with his congregation. He sees his role as that of a teacher, while they often look to him as more of a spiritual leader. Now, just as his congregation is set to reward him for his long service, the rabbi has decided to explore new options with his life. To make things more complicated, the recent murder of a college professor has the Barnard's Crossing police baffled. Can the rabbi's quiet introspection offer insights the police may have overlooked?

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  • Conversations with Rabbi Small | Harry Kemelman

    Conversations with Rabbi Small

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
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    Faced with performing an emergency conversion, the rabbi must bring his celebrated tenacity and intuition to bear on a different kind of problem. Joan Abernathy has asked Rabbi Small to convert her so she can marry a Jew. The couple's quandary prompts him to delve deep into the philosophy and history of Judaism. As he answers their difficult questions, Rabbi Small realizes it is not Joan whom he must convert.

    The Gentle Hero: Rabbi Small at his best

    This was the best in all the series, once again Rabbi Small brings his formidable knowledge and understanding to solve what appears to be an insolubl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 May 2015 by TrishDS (England)