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The Mitzvah by Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith

This is the story of a liberal Catholic priest who gets mugged with reality when he finds out he’s actually a Holocaust orphan survivor. Suddenly, his life is turned upside down, but supported by a coterie of old and new friends, he learns the fundamentals of the Jewish faith. He goes on a soul searching trip to the Holy Land, where he figuratively and literally learns of man’s God-given right to protect oneself from unimaginable evil acts. His book is highly recommended, as the subtitle stated, “For those who love freedom and for those who should.”

Reviewed by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D., for the Medical Sentinel of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

(The Mitzvah by Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith. ISBN: 0-9642304-3-7, $ (Soft cover), Hartford, WI, Mazel Freedom Press, Inc., 1999, p. 245.)

This book review was originally published on on November 3, 1999.

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