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By Erich Segal

They met as childrens, 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 blinding career--within the Catholic Church. however the vows he is taking can't shield him from one soul-igniting ardour. Daniel : The scholarly son of a good rabbi, he's destined to stick with in his father's footsteps. And destined to wreck his father's center. Deborah : She was once raised to be docile and dutiful--the ideal rabbi's wife--but love will lead her to uprising. And into world's the patriarch could 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 attractiveness of 2 holy towns, Rome and Jerusalem, this is Erich Segal's so much provocative and impressive novel to date--the unforgettable tale of 3 notable lives...and one forbidden love.

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After concluding a particularly lengthy conversation the Rav marched slowly and deliberately into the living room, where the rest of the family was seated. He looked at his wife and said wearily, "Epstein's starting to push. " The Rav sighed histrionically. " He glanced at Rena. "Of course, I wouldn't dream of forcing you to do anything you don't want to, my darling," he said gently. " In the silence that followed, Deborah could sense the closing of an emotional vise on her sister's will. " The Rav exploded with joy.

Thereafter she would be required to change her underclothes and bed linen daily, and seven days later sexual intercourse would finally be permitted again. During the fortnight of her spiritual "pollution," a wife might not touch her husband in any way. Even their twin beds had to be well separated. The rules were so stringent that a husband could not eat food left over from his wife, unless it had been transferred to another dish. " Rachel asked. Her stepdaughter merely nodded. Rachel reached over and patted her hand.

For the past three years he has been assisting us, the Kagans, Mr. Wasserstein, and both Shapiro brothers. Every month each household gives him some money and each Friday they leave out a portion of whatever dessert they're having that night. " Several minutes later, as they were walking homeward, Patrolman Delaney offered his final comment on the unpleasant matter. "Hear me, Timmy," he said, "and hear me good. " 7 Dehorns Toughen Deborah was barely fourteen years old, she witV V nessed a mighty if unequal battle between her half sister and her father.

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