For Whom the Shofar Blows [NOOK Book]

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Meet Rabbi Ben Maimon, master of Torah, Talmud and Taekwondo, computer whiz and student of human nature. A knight errant and roving troubleshooter, Ben’s clientele invite him into situations where police are unwelcome and discretion is paramount. When the leaders of a troubled Burbank, California synagogue discover $3 million in the temple’s bank account, they wonder if their prayers have been answered—until the millions evaporate as ...
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For Whom the Shofar Blows

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Meet Rabbi Ben Maimon, master of Torah, Talmud and Taekwondo, computer whiz and student of human nature. A knight errant and roving troubleshooter, Ben’s clientele invite him into situations where police are unwelcome and discretion is paramount. When the leaders of a troubled Burbank, California synagogue discover $3 million in the temple’s bank account, they wonder if their prayers have been answered—until the millions evaporate as mysteriously as they appeared. When the call goes out for help, Rabbi Ben is the one who answers.

Young, single and handsome—in a short, redheaded way—the congregation’s divorcees and unhappy wives scheme to extend Ben’s stay, preferably in their beds. Ben fends off their not unwanted advances; he harbors as many secrets as the synagogue leadership.

When Ben is mistakenly arrested for the murder of Temple Beit Joseph's beautiful administrator, he plunges into a dangerous, confusing world of mirrors where friends become foes and no one can be trusted. Ben’s investigation leads him to a decrepit cemetery, a mysterious private bank, a shofar-blowing part-Korean-but-all-Jewish cabinet-maker, a Latino gang-banger, and the ultimate in money laundering techniques. Never mind surviving a hit-and-run murder attempt and defusing a clever bomb in his living room.

You don’t have to be Jewish to be enthralled by Rabbi Ben’s audacity, inventiveness and courage. For Whom the Shofar Blows is an engaging, thrilling read from start to finish.

Previously published as The Tattooed Rabbi.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013554832
  • Publisher: Antenna Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2011
  • Series: The Rabbi Ben Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 899 KB

Meet the Author

Over a career spanning 40 years, Marvin J. Wolf has written for television and authored many nonfiction works, including bestsellers Fallen Angels and Where White Men Fear To Tread. This is his first novel.
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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    A page turner from start to finish!

    I couldn't put this book down!

    From the moment we meet Rabbi Ben, we're taken on a whirlwind ride through Los Angeles (which is beautifully described). I only put the book down when the flight attendant insisted that everyone turn off their electronic devices.

    The characters rang true and until the very end I didn't know how this mystery would be solved.

    I'm looking forward to reading the next installment of the Rabbi Ben series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2012

    A Fun and Easy Read!

    I enjoyed the Tattooed Rabbi. In addition to being a fan of the author's other works I was enthralled by the title of this book. The mystery, the characters, the locations and the education all combined into a fun and easy read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2012

    We have an exciting new character to root for, and he's a rabbi like no other!

    In reading Marvin Wolf's new mystery thriller, I was immediately struck by how intelligent and well-crafted Wolf is and writes. The details of Los Angeles and of Jewish life have been described and woven into the story with authenticity and with explanations that non-Jews and Jews alike will appreciate. Wolf's range and expertise give us someone we care about (Rabbi Ben), who is ethical, humanistic, funny, smart, sexual, and exasperating. The twists and turns are too delicious to divulge.

    I didn't want the story to end, and neither will you. But we have a character made for many more adventures by an author who will entertain us for a long time to come.

    Try it! You'll like it!

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