The Rabbi and the Hit Man: A True Tale of Murder, Passion, and Shattered Faith

Valutazione media 3,68
( su 59 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780060935610: The Rabbi and the Hit Man: A True Tale of Murder, Passion, and Shattered Faith

A fascinating true-crime narrative about the first rabbi ever accused of murder and what the case says about the role of clergy in America.

On the evening of November 1, 1994, Rabbi Fred Neulander returned home to find his wife, Carol, facedown on the living room floor, blood everywhere. He called for help, but it was too late. Two trials and eight years later, the founder of the largest reform synagogue in southern New Jersey became the first rabbi ever convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

In a gripping examination of the misuses of the pulpit and the self-delusions of power, Arthur J. Magida paints a devastating portrait of a manipulative man who used his position of trust in the temple to attract several mistresses -- and to befriend a lonely recovering alcoholic, whom he convinced to kill his wife "for the good of Israel."

The Rabbi and the Hit Man straddles the juncture of faith and trust, and confronts issues of sex, narcissism, arrogance, and adultery. It is the definitive account of a charismatic clergyman who paid the ultimate price for ignoring his own words of wisdom: "We live at any moment with our total past ... What we do will stay with us forever."

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Arthur J. Magida is the author of Prophet of Rage: A Life of Louis Farrakhan and His Nation. A former contributing correspondent to PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, he has also been senior editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times. He is currently writer-in-residence at the University of Baltimore.

From Publishers Weekly:

A charismatic but twisted rabbi hires a poor nebbish to kill his wife so he can live happily with his favorite mistress (of four): it sounds like bad crime fiction, but it's the true tale of Rabbi Fred Neulander, which grabbed headlines from New York City to Philadelphia until the rabbi's conviction (after a mistrial) last year. Magida tries not too convincingly to give this luridly fascinating story a larger significance by examining the loneliness that afflicts longtime rabbis and citing a study of clergymen who engage in affairs with congregants (Neulander is a "Dark King," who "uses his charm and charisma to convince congregants that he has `special abilities' "); the author is more successful in considering the painful and divisive impact of Neulander's crime on the South Jersey congregants who had adored their brilliant, ebullient rabbi. But journalist Magida (Prophet of Rage: A Life of Louis Farrakhan) is neither a penetrating portraitist nor a prose stylist. Neulander's outsize personality, rooted in ambition and ego, does come through. But Magida doesn't seem to have had access to the rabbi (and the lack of source notes leaves it unclear); sometimes he tells readers what Neulander thought or felt; other times, he relies on "maybe" and "apparently." Carol, Neulander's wife, remains a cipher, and there are frustrating gaps-two of Neulander's mistresses are virtually absent here, as are two of his three grown children, whose anguish one can only imagine.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Magida, Arthur J.
ISBN 10: 0060935618 ISBN 13: 9780060935610
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Codice libro della libreria 1100063

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,33
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,41
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Arthur J. Magida
Editore: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0060935618 ISBN 13: 9780060935610
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. A fascinating true-crime narrative about the first rabbi ever accused of murder and what the case says about the role of clergy in America.On the evening of November 1, 1994, Rabbi Fred Neulander returned home to find his wife, Carol, facedown on the living room floor, blood everywhere. He called for help, but it was too late. Two trials and eight years later, the founder of the largest reform synagogue in southern New Jersey became the first rabbi ever convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.In a gripping examination of the misuses of the pulpit and the self-delusions of power, Arthur J. Magida paints a devastating portrait of a manipulative man who used his position of trust in the temple to attract several mistresses -- and to befriend a lonely recovering alcoholic, whom he convinced to kill his wife for the good of Israel. The Rabbi and the Hit Man straddles the juncture of faith and trust, and confronts issues of sex, narcissism, arrogance, and adultery. It is the definitive account of a charismatic clergyman who paid the ultimate price for ignoring his own words of wisdom: We live at any moment with our total past . What we do will stay with us forever. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780060935610

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,84
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Arthur J. Magida
Editore: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0060935618 ISBN 13: 9780060935610
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. A fascinating true-crime narrative about the first rabbi ever accused of murder and what the case says about the role of clergy in America. On the evening of November 1, 1994, Rabbi Fred Neulander returned home to find his wife, Carol, facedown on the living room floor, blood everywhere. He called for help, but it was too late. Two trials and eight years later, the founder of the largest reform synagogue in southern New Jersey became the first rabbi ever convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. In a gripping examination of the misuses of the pulpit and the self-delusions of power, Arthur J. Magida paints a devastating portrait of a manipulative man who used his position of trust in the temple to attract several mistresses -- and to befriend a lonely recovering alcoholic, whom he convinced to kill his wife for the good of Israel. The Rabbi and the Hit Man straddles the juncture of faith and trust, and confronts issues of sex, narcissism, arrogance, and adultery. It is the definitive account of a charismatic clergyman who paid the ultimate price for ignoring his own words of wisdom: We live at any moment with our total past . What we do will stay with us forever. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780060935610

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,27
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Magida, Arthur J.
Editore: Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060935618 ISBN 13: 9780060935610
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: > 20
Da
zeebooks
(Foley, AL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0060935618 Brand new. Codice libro della libreria SKU1016084

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,74
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,81
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Magida, Arthur J.
Editore: Harper Perennial (2004)
ISBN 10: 0060935618 ISBN 13: 9780060935610
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 6
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper Perennial, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 0060935618

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,36
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,56
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Magida, Arthur J.
Editore: Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060935618 ISBN 13: 9780060935610
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 3
Da
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0060935618 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.64. Codice libro della libreria OTF-Y-9780060935610

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,03
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,41
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Magida, Arthur J.
Editore: Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060935618 ISBN 13: 9780060935610
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 1
Da
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0060935618. Codice libro della libreria Z0060935618ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,47
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Magida, Arthur J.
Editore: Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060935618 ISBN 13: 9780060935610
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 1
Da
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0060935618. Codice libro della libreria Z0060935618ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,47
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Magida, Arthur J.
Editore: Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060935618 ISBN 13: 9780060935610
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 1
Da
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0060935618. Codice libro della libreria Z0060935618ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,47
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Magida, Arthur J.
Editore: Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060935618 ISBN 13: 9780060935610
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: > 20
Da
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0060935618 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Codice libro della libreria SWATI2132262283

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,35
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,41
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro