Would you recognize your soul’s complement in another? Beyond the bliss of actually finding your soul mate, there is a belief that the universe hinges on predetermined people finding their other half, their bashert, to maintain cosmic balance. In BASHERT author, screenwriter, director and former rabbi Herb Freed immerses us in the heady intoxication and thunderous losses of what it really means to be bashert.
Dan Sobol and Marion Gladstone meet by chance at a screenwriter’s event in Los Angeles. He’s a rabbi turned director known for his cinematic television commercials; she’s a writer and film editor who is recovering from a tabloid-headline screaming Hollywood divorce. From the moment Marion hears Dan’s voice, she knows—and so does he. It’s bashert.
But when did the course of true love ever run smooth? Dan and Marion are soon partners in business as well as life, traveling the world to create movies. He directs, she writes and edits, and life becomes an amazing adventure—until Cancun. There, among the ruins of the Mayan civilization, Marion has an eerie premonition that has the potential to change everything.
Drawing upon his own personal experience, Freed spins a tale unflinching in its examination of life, but weaving along the edge of magical realism. From the bright lights of Hollywood to Mexico, Israel, Paris and the dreamy exhilaration of Jamaica, BASHERT is a love story about transcending life, loss and the boundaries we mistakenly place on our lives and our hearts.
|Publisher:||Bellrock Entertainment Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)|
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Bashert is a very well-written and heartwarming story. Not being of the Jewish faith, I learned quite a bit about their beliefs and philosophy. I loved Dan and Marion’s story and was very pleased that their faith didn’t turn them into buttoned-up, prim and proper shadows of themselves. While there is sadness scattered throughout Freed’s novel, it’s always offset by laughter and love. Freed is a masterful story teller and sure hope he continues to write. I will be recommending Bashert to all my friends.