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Ghost of Hannah Mendes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2008

    One of her best

    The story is very romantic, and I could relate in some ways to Francesca and in other ways to Suzanne. I enjoy analyzing their mindsets. The story moves very fast also. Most of all, Jewish laws and traditions are actually portrayed in a very positive way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2002

    AWESOME!

    I'm a young Jewish girl who never understood the meaning of my religion. Actually, it was more than that, I never even cared. Reading this book, showed me that religion is more than just a faith; it is a tradition passed down by family. This book was outstanding because not only did it teach me what I didn't care to learn, it put in some fun extra love story too. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys staying up until two in the morning because they can't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2001

    The best I've read in years

    Let me start by saying I am not Jewish. You certainly don't need to be to enjoy this book. As a Christian growing up in NY, I've always tried to understand the unique way my Jewish friends approached their religion (as a culture, as an everyday part of their life, as if there is a chip on their shoulder). In all my learning of the old testament and the Holocaust I still always thought I was missing a piece of the story. In a subtle, mysterious, romantic, touching way this book made me understand all of it. Even if it doesn't have that meaning to you, this book is an intriguing, interesting story. I stayed up reading into the wee hours and I haven't done that in years.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2000

    Naomi Ragen does it again!

    In her fourth Jewish themed novel, Naomi Ragen weaves an entrancingly powerful story about the fictional descendants of a real historical figure, Hannah Mendes, also known as Gracia Nasi. The story includes a search for geneological roots, strong female characters, young women reclaiming their heritage, and even a bit of a love story or two. I always enjoyed Naomi Ragen's writing, both her novels and her Jerusalem Post column, and this novel is her best to date. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2003

    The best Ragen work yet

    I loved this book. It makes you even MORE proud to be a Jew. Dona Gracia is a modern Queen Esther. If you love a well written and meaningful story- you must read this amazing novel!

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