This magnificent work of modern fiction brings the age of the Talmud to life, and explores the times of Elisha ben Abuyah, a great sage turned heretic, whose struggle to live in two worlds destroyed his chances to live in either.
As a Driven LeafA Historical Novel
By Milton Steinberg
(480 Pages)Publisher: Behrman House, 1939
The author portrays the rabbis of the Talmud as real people. One comes away with a picture of Akiva, Joshua, Eliezer, Meir, Gamliel and Beruria. One also gains a picture of the political and intellectual challenges for Jews in Roman Palestine.
"Chicago Tribune" - Chicago Tribune
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