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Funny, irreverent, but.....,
This review is from: Foreskin's Lament (Paperback)
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The author describes growing up an orthodox Jew. The phrase 'I belive in God. It's been a real problem for me' suummarises the pattern of his life. He sees great contradictions in the rules and regulations of orhtodox religious life, yet all the time God is a threatening and frightening presence; not a benevolent and nurturing God, but a frightening being who is unpredictable. At any moment He might notice a small transgesion and exact terrible revenge. This background and his struggles with it are recounted in humerous and often downrighthilarious fashion. In the end though there's a disturbing lack of personal, theological or spiritual resolution that is unsatisfactory. There's a telling of funny anecdotes, but in the end it tends to stand up comedy becasue there's a lack of the ultimate 'why?'. The authors problems are stated but never resolved.