Yosl Rakover talks to God
Call Number839.13 K81y
Statement of ResponsibilityZvi Kolitz ; translated by Carol Brown Janeway ; from the edition established by Paul Badde ; afterwords by Emmanual Lévinas and Leon Wieseltier.
SummaryThere are two stories here. One is the now legendary tale of a defiant Jew’s refusal to abandon God, even in the face of the greatest suffering the world has known, a testament of faith that has taken on an unpredictable and fascinating life of its own and has often been thought to be a direct testament from the Holocaust. The parallel story is that of Zvi Kolitz, the true author, whose connection to Yosl Rakover has been obscured over the fifty years since its original appearance. German journalist Paul Badde tells how a young man came to write this classic response to evil, and then was nearly written out of its history. With brief commentaries by French philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas and Leon Wieseltier, his edition presents a religious classic and the very human story behind it.
Physical Description vii, 99 pages ; 19 cm
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the German
PublisherLondon : Jonathan Cape
RecognitionGifted in 2014 by Dan Sonnenschein in memory of his mother Bronia Sonnenschein