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Publisher's Summary

As A Driven Leaf is a novel in which fictional and historical characters comfortably coexist. It is a gripping tale of the renegade Talmudic sage, Elisha ben Abuyah, caught in a personal struggle between his own faith and the compelling culture of Rome, circa 70 CE.
The genius of Milton Steinberg's great work is that it illuminates the political and intellectual conflicts of Rabbinic times in a way that shows their relevance to Jewish faith, nationhood, and personal development in every era, including our own.
A helpful Listener's Guide adds fascinating historical background on the book's events - including Bar Kochba's bloody revolt against the Romans - and its characters, among them the great woman scholar Bruriah and the revered Rabbi Akiba.
©1939 Milton Steinberg (P)2000 Susan Dworkin
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Critic Reviews

"Imposing...remarkably effective." (The New York Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrey on 05-03-06

A Classic

This book is not for everyone, as it is more about reflection, faith and doubt than sheer entertainment. However, for those who think about life and purpose, meaning and time, this is a wonderful story which teaches an important lesson.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Stitcher's Page on 07-15-15

Did not enjoy this title

What disappointed you about As a Driven Leaf?

I felt that the audio was hard to hear and understand

Would you ever listen to anything by Milton Steinberg again?

I will purchase but not listen.

How could the performance have been better?

This book needed a better audio

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from As a Driven Leaf?

I didn't finish this book.

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