The Rabbi and the Hit Man

" The Rabbi and the Hit Man straddles the juncture of faith and trust, and confronts issues of sex, narcissism, arrogance, and adultery.


Author: Arthur J. Magida

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0060935618

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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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."

Rabbis and Gangsters

Yael Gold is in love with her boss, Rabbi Judah Loeb, but when the rabbi's wife is found murdered, Yael goes from love-addled naïf to panicky murder suspect overnight.


Author: Phil Graubart


ISBN: 1550962981

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 209

Yael Gold is in love with her boss, Rabbi Judah Loeb, but when the rabbi’s wife is found murdered, Yael goes from love-addled naïf to panicky murder suspect overnight. Set in a desert suburb in the Southwest, this brilliant, tense murder mystery keeps readers constantly guessing “whodunit.” Was it Yael’s husband, an insecure Klezmer musician with a savant’s gift for musical trivia or one of Judah Loeb’s many mistresses? Or is the culprit the ethically-challenged senior rabbi whose “open marriage” scandal rocks his desert community—or is it the mysterious former mafia hitman known only as “The Scumbag?” With humor and suspense it follows Yael through the shocking murder as her troubled past—a philandering rabbi father, her Cuban gangster relatives, and scarring childhood abuse—provides scope to her difficult but triumphant journey to becoming a spiritual leader.


The rabbis were last seen fleeing in a car with Rhode Island plates. After Punchy
was brought into the hospital, police searched his car. In the backseat they found
a paperback book: Mafia. BY EARLY 1965, In Town had had enough. The war ...


Author: Howie Carr

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429992115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 100

Martin Scorsese's The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of gangster Johnny Martorano in Hitman. For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty mob murders—for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled. A plethora of paradoxes, Johnny Martorano was Mr. Mom by day and man-about-town by night. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities, and show biz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful—as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was, in the end...a hitman. The paperback edition of Howie Carr's riveting true-crime story includes a new epilogue detailing Whitey Bulger's dramatic June 2011 capture.. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Israel Magazine

Chorus : Rabbi Akiva a modest etc. man , " RABBI AKIVA " C by Dahlia
Ravikovitch Chorus : Rabbi Akiva , a modest man , Tended among the shepherds
The sheep of ... Hebrew hit man , etc. parade will grasp its special quality
immediately .




ISBN: UCLA:L0060256278

Category: Israel


View: 636

Religious Scandals

coverage; or maybe it was simply that the jurors found it hard to believe that a
man of the cloth would hire hit men to kill his wife. Whatever ... On November 22,
2002, Rabbi Fred Neulander was convicted of arranging for the murder of his


Author: Judith M. Buddenbaum

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313346897

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 192

This volume looks at headline-grabbing scandals involving American religious figures from the 19th century to the present, showing how the media and society in general reacted to these controversies. • Includes a chronology of major religious scandals throughout American history • Offers a complete bibliography at the end of the book, as well as "For Further Reading" sections at the end of each chapter, pointing the way to additional print and online sources

Builder of the Spirit

A few months ago I was watching a New Jersey murder case in which a rabbi
was on trial for hiring a. hit. man. to. kill. his. wife. of. 29. years . It. was. quite.
interesting. to. watch , and it was like something out of a movie , except that it was
real .


Author: Greg Allen

Publisher: Evergreen Press (AL)

ISBN: 1581691084

Category: Christian life

Page: 192

View: 626

Takes you through the construction of a house & relates each process to the qualities we need to build into our lives. Down to earth & practical.

Sex God Christmas Jews

This lady should definitely report him to the rabbinical board or whatever
authority is deemed appropriate . What I don't ... It does remind me of that case in
new Jersey , where a rabbi is being accused of hiring a hit man to kill his wife .
He also ...


Author: Gil Mann

Publisher: Leo & Sons Pub

ISBN: WISC:89095870564

Category: Religion

Page: 281

View: 325

Voices on issues such as faith, Judaism, and life challenges come through loud and clear, in this inspiring collection of e-mail correspondence culled from a special interest site created at American Online and in use since 1997.

Index to Jewish Periodicals




ISBN: UOM:39015065222799

Category: Jewish literature


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An author and subject index to selected and American Anglo-Jewish journals of general and scholarly interests.

The Image of the Hero II in Literature Media and Society

The Rabbi and the Boss represent the kind of extreme depravity that earns the hit
man respect by comparison . If they are evil then the one that destroys them
becomes good by default . Here two criminal forces are faced against each other


Author: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference


ISBN: UCBK:C107755086

Category: Heroes

Page: 387

View: 258

Three Rabbis in a Rowboat

The older man looked as though he had just come fresh from a night ' s rest . ...
Moishe “ Machine Gun " Koplowitz , a hit man for a notorious East Side Jewish
gang , got caught in a crossfire during a gang shootout and was severely
wounded .


Author: A. Stanley Kramer

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 0806517751

Category: Humor

Page: 177

View: 937

Gathers humorous stories, jokes, one-liners, and traditional sayings

The Saturday Wife

... by a hit man, and her second, a rabbi in Florida, who had been arrested as a
pedophile, so she was just trying to make sure it wasn't her fault the third time
around. And in between, day and night, there were the phone calls—brring,
brrring, ...


Author: Naomi Ragen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429917759

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 246

With more than half a million copies of her novels sold, Naomi Ragen has connected with the hearts of readers as well as reviewers who have met her work with unanimous praise. In The Saturday Wife, Ragen utilizes her fluid writing style--rich with charm and detail--to break new ground as she harnesses satire to expose a world filled with contradiction. Beautiful, blonde, materialistc Delilah Levy steps into a life she could have never imagined when in a moment of panic she decides to marry a sincere Rabbinical student. But the reality of becoming a paragon of virtue for a demanding and hypocritical congregation leads sexy Delilah into a vortex of shocking choices which spiral out of control into a catastrophe which is as sadly believeable as it is wildly amusing. Told with immense warmth, fascinating insight, and wicked humor, The Saturday Wife depicts the pitched and often losing battle of all of us as we struggle to hold on to our faith and our values amid the often delicious temptations of the modern world.

Jerusalem on Earth


Author: Abraham Rabinovich


ISBN: UCSC:32106008370568

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 777

Tells the stories of modern Jerusalem's disparate citizen, who attempt to get along despite their differences

Mob Rules

The hit men who shot Irish gangster Punchy McLaughlin in the parking lot of
Boston's Beth Israel Hospital were dressed as rabbis. And a Lucchese hit man
masqueraded as a doctor when he tried to finish off Mob stoolie “Fat Pete”
Chiodo as ...


Author: Louis Ferrante

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101515341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 881

The Mob is notorious for its cruel and immoral practices, but its most successful members have always been extremely smart businessmen. Now, former mobster Louis Ferrante reveals its surprisingly effective management techniques and explains how to apply them-legally-to any legitimate business. As an associate of the Gambino family, Ferrante relied on his instincts to pull off some of the biggest heists in U.S. history. By the age of twenty-one, he had netted millions of dollars for his employers. His natural talent for management led Mafia bosses to rely on him. After being arrested and serving an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence, Ferrante went straight. He realized that the Mob's most valuable business lessons would allow him to survive and thrive in the real world. Now he offers eighty-eight time-tested Mafia strategies, including: * Go get your own coffee!: Respecting the chain of command without being a sucker. * The walls have ears: Never bad-mouth the boss. * Is this phone tapped?: Watch what you say every day. * How to bury the hatchet-but not in someone's head. * Don't split yourself in half: The wrong decision is better than none at all. * Don't build Yankee stadium, just supply the concrete: Spotting new rackets. * Leave the gun, take the cannolis...and beware of hubris. Ferrante brings his real-life experiences to the book, offering fascinating advice that really works and sharing behind-the-scenes episodes almost as outrageous as those occurring on Wall Street every day.

Campus Activities Programming

They played the second stage at Nissan Pavilion for the ZZ Top tour on May 13
and also hit several outdoor events over the ... The Rabbi and the Hit Man
straddles the juncture between faith and trust , and confronts issues of sex ,
narcissism ...




ISBN: UVA:X006165838

Category: College students


View: 548

New York Magazine

Ehrlichman, to be sure, has not changed as drastically as Charles Colson, the
White House hit man turned evangelist, but he has liberated himself from the
need to bathe politics in the rosy light of duty and public policy. Indeed, he fills
this ...






Page: 100

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan

A. There was the case of a pious man who gave a denar to a poor man during the
time of famine . His wife ... D. She said , " I heard that whoever sows in the time of
the earlier rains ( will lose out , because ] hail will hit his crops . " E. The man ...


Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: University of South Florida

ISBN: UOM:39015005593572

Category: Religion

Page: 263

View: 217

American Journalism Review

His name was Len Jenoff , and he introduced himself to reporters as the rabbi's
private investigator . ... I fa hit man confessed to any regular Joe or Jane on the
street , but told them not to tell anyone , chances are Joe or Jane would ignore
him ...




ISBN: UCBK:C081634854

Category: Journalism


View: 663

Jewish Book World

It is as if the politi THE RABBI AND THE HIT MAN kill Carol . The rabbi was
arrested for murcal equivalent of the AIDS virus has been Arthur J . Magida der .
The first trial ended in a hung jury , but unleashed in the world . As if a new
plague ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105115075355

Category: Jews


View: 137

Members Only

I mean a hit man would not stuff clothing into the victim ' s mouth . Looks like a
personal vendetta of some kind . ... Maybe women were more flexible than men .
The rabbi was sitting on the couch as if in a trance , staring at the wall . “ Can I
take ...


Author: Patricia Welles

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 0877952701

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 303

View: 255

Library Journal

The Rabbi and the Hit Man : CD abridged . HarperAudio . A Country of Our Own :
ISBN 0-06-055461-4 . $ 29.95 . A True Tale of Murder , Power , A Novel of the
Civil War at Sea . A tale of being Greek American — and a and the Shattered
Faith ...




ISBN: UOM:39015082964944

Category: Libraries


View: 984

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.