with author Julie Zuckerman
The Book of Jeremiah tells the story of awkward but endearing Jeremiah Gerstler, the son of Jewish immigrants, brilliant political science professor, husband, father. Spanning eight decades and interwoven with the Jewish experience of the 20th century, the story follows Jeremiah’s life from boyhood, through service in WWII, to marriage and children, a professorship and finally retirement, with compassion, honesty, and a respect that even Gerstler himself would find touching.
“In 13 skillfully crafted stories, Julie Zuckerman, a native of Connecticut who now resides in Modi’in, Israel, introduces us to Jeremiah Gerstler – son, father, husband, professor and Jew. There is something familiar about Jeremiah, as if he is someone you know – perhaps a cousin, uncle, or friend. Bound together, the stories form a moving and delightful novel that not only tells Jeremiah’s story but also paints a picture of the Jewish experience across the decades…A winner.” — The Jerusalem Post