Chanukah Guilt

Chanukah Guilt

by Ilene Schneider


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Chanukah Guilt by Ilene Schneider

Rabbi Aviva Cohen is a 50-something, twice-divorced rabbi living a fairly uneventful life in South Jersey. True, she has a family that is rather unconventional. And her first ex-husband is moving to her town. But her life takes a truly interesting -and sinister - turn when she agrees to officiate at the funeral of an unpopular land developer.
She doesn't expect to be told by two different people that he had been murdered. Nor does she expect that the first funeral will result in a suicide. Her search for the story behind the suicide (or was it murder?) will lead her to discover the truism "appearances can be deceiving" is accurate, while putting her life in jeopardy.

"Wonderful well-written characters will pull you in. I hope this book has mass appeal beyond the Jewish population because it is a great mystery."
- Armchair Interviews

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rabbi Ilene Schneider, Ed.D., one of the first six women rabbis ordained in the U.S., has finally decided what she wants to be when she grows up. She has recently retired from her day job to devote full time to writing.

She is the author of the Rabbi Aviva Cohen mysteries, Chanukah Guilt, which was nominated for the Deadly Ink David Award for Best Mystery of 2007, was one of My Shelf's 2007 Top Ten Reads, and was a Midwest Book Review Reviewers Choice Book; and Unleavened Dead, which won First Place from the Public Safety Writers, and was nominated for the Deadly Ink David Award for Best Mystery of 2012. She is working on the third book in the series,Yom Killer, and is also the author of Talk Dirty Yiddish.
Please visit her website/blog: or email her at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934041314
Publisher: Swimming Kangaroo Books
Publication date: 04/15/2007
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 0.68(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

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