Courage of the Spirit

IndieGo Publishing LLC

Courage of the Spirit portrays the spiritual
struggle of one man during the first half of the twentieth century—the author’s
father, Rabbi Dr. William Weinberg, who survived Nazi and communist tyranny to
become the first State Rabbi of the community of Holocaust survivors in the
German State of Hesse. Rabbi Weinberg’s journey spanned thousands of physical
miles by freight train and on foot, from cosmopolitan Vienna and Berlin to
Stalingrad and central Asia as he and his brother Benjamin kept a step ahead of
the Nazi armies. The book spans the mental and emotional journey from the
medieval shtetl and the great empires to the weak democracies and totalitarian
regimes that followed, and finally, to freedom. Courage of the Spirit reconstructs these events from conversations
with the author’s father and his uncle, from family notes, and from historical
documentation.
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About the author

Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg served as Rabbi to Hollywood Temple Beth El in Los Angeles, California, from 1990 to 1996, where his primary focus was the integration of the new wave of Russian Jewish immigrants into American Jewish life. Prior to that, he directed the Central Institute for Jewish Studies at Bet Berl, Israel, under the auspices of Israel’s Federation of Labor. He is currently compiling research for a three-book series titled Courage of the Spirit, which explores the story of Europe’s Jewry in the twentieth century. The work is based on family accounts and historical documents. He and his wife Ofra have three children and four grandchildren.

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Publisher
IndieGo Publishing LLC
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Published on
Apr 18, 2014
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Pages
248
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ISBN
9780988704893
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Biography & Autobiography / Religious
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