The Golem and The Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni is immensely readable. The genre is magic realism. The research for Jews living in New York City is fascinating although one wonders about the accuracy. For instance, when a character asks rabbi about volunteering, the thrilled rabbi described the virtues of their congregation and how they fought against secularism and unhealthy modern influence. Congregations began allowing snuff during sermons. I hadn’t realized in the orthodox word a woman is forbidden for initiating sex as the golem did with her husband Michael. Atheist Michael runs a Jewish type shelter and when discovers he is married to a Golem questions his non-belief in God. If A golem could exist, there must be a god. The last section of the book becomes convoluted and takes a good deal of acceptance by the reader in search of logic. You do end up caring about the Golem and Jinni and maybe that’s enough to get you through this page turner.

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – YouTube

The Golem and the Jinni – Wikipedia

2 thoughts on “The Golem and The Jinni

  1. I tried to read that a few years ago and couldnt get into itMy friend who is an Orthodox Jew.   A woman.   Is forbidden to touch anyone outside her immediate family no shaking hands nada. Imagine that?I hug everybody   My parents were Orthodox but turned Conservative after i was 7. Still always kosher though  My mother called me Gollem when i did anything silly I will try to send you those pics now. I may have to wait until i get to my desktop

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  2. I tried to read that a few years ago and couldnt get into it My friend who is an Orthodox Jew. A woman. Is forbidden to touch anyone outside her immediate family no shaking hands nada. Imagine that? I hug everybody My parents were Orthodox but turned Conservative after i was 7. Still always kosher though

    My mother called me Gollem when i did anything silly

    I will try to send you those pics now. I may have to wait until i get to my desktop

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