A Fantastic Blurb!
"Actually, you can judge a book by its cover, particularly one with a title as whimsical and intriguing as 'The Rabbi Who Knew Too Much.' While you're at it, take a look inside. Jonathan Kadison has a remarkable tale to tell."
Barry Morrow, Academy-Award Winning Screenwriter, "Rain Man."
A Review by Angela Wiechmann
"Another reason why this book is so transportive and transformative: it takes me to the time and place where history has happened. Or, to put it in different words, it takes me to where the 'present' began."
Angela Wiechmann, editor and founder, A.M.W. editing
A Review from Austin, Texas
A New Perspective
May 1, 2017
"Rabbi Kopstein's story opened up a new world to this Gentile. From living and working on a kibbutz to finessing Mossad agents, the protagonist's narrative is educational and entertaining. The lines between fiction and non-fiction seem to blur in some situations, as real places and events enter the story, but that's a good thing, and adds to the authenticity of the tale. A good read."
Mike Gadell, Austin, Texas
A Review From Napa, California USA
"A fun read, well told. Descriptive passages with engaging characters. An intriguing scene presented at the onset keeping the reader interested, fixated, enthralled, wondering how this all works out."
HM, Napa, California USA
A Review From Florida, USA
"Really good read. Fascinating story with great characterization. Very believable storytelling. I was surprised by the 'twist' at the ending, but won't give out any spoilers. Definitely recommend."
MC, Florida USA
A Review From Cleveland, Ohio USA
"I just finished the book and enjoyed every minute, especially when reading about people and places I have a personal interest in. Great job, Rabbi David!"
AJK, Cleveland, Ohio USA
A Review From Hong Kong
"A wonderful raconteur, RD Kopstein delights us with this adventurous tale replete with suspense. A must read!"
JF, Hong Kong
A Review From Newport Beach, California USA
"This story is interesting, educational, touching and eloquent."
PF, Newport Beach, California USA
November 27, 2015
STUNNING NEWS FROM THE REAL WORLD
HAARETZ DAILY NEWSPAPER JERUSALEM
Exclusive: Israel to Open First Diplomatic Mission in Abu Dhabi. Foreign Ministry director visits United Arab Emirates' capital to finalize opening of mission.
Rabbi Jonathan Kadison reacts to this stunning real-world development by referring readers to Part III of his memoir and posing the question, "Does life once again imitate art?"
October 3, 2015
Indie Authors in the Spotlight
We are pleased to announce that David has been chosen as one of Middleton, Wisconsin's "Indie Authors in the Spotlight." He's been invited to showcase his new book to a large pre-publication gathering at the Middleton Library on October 3, 2015.
November 4, 2015
NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
Former Napa rabbi publishes new novel
Beaver’s Pond Press has announced publication of former Napa Rabbi David Kopstein’s new novel, "The Rabbi Who Knew Too Much."
Kopstein's book tells the story of Jonathan Jacob Kadison, a young man from Minneapolis who is inspired by the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War to settle on a border kibbutz in Israel. As the kibbutz comes under fire from the other side of the Jordan, Jonathan spends his days helping build the community’s defenses. When his idealism leads to disillusionment, he leaves the Holy Land for California to go into the “family business” and become a rabbi — a tradition that spans 13 generations.
Contact: Rabbi David Kopstein email@example.com
Beaver’s Pond Press proudly announces the publication of David Kopstein’s new novel, The Rabbi Who Knew Too Much.
(Inspired by actual events)
David Kopstein's new entry in the world of fiction is The Rabbi Who Knew Too Much, the story of Jonathan Jacob Kadison, a young man from Minneapolis who is inspired by the Six-Day War to settle on a border kibbutz in Israel. As the kibbutz comes under fire from the other side of the Jordan, Jonathan spends his days helping build the community's defenses. But when idealism leads to disillusionment, he leaves the Holy Land for the Golden State to go into the "family business" and become a rabbi—a tradition that spans thirteen generations.
Soon he is called to a pulpit in New Zealand, where he stumbles over some covert information that Israel's Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations—the Mossad—will do anything to keep hidden.
Travel the world with JJ Kadison from the Midwest to the Middle East, then to California, the South Pacific, Dubai and Singapore in this fictional memoir that goes behind the scenes of some serious real-world events.
Most folks who read a rabbi's book expect to learn something they don't presently know. But be careful with this one! You may wind up like The Rabbi Who Knew Too Much.