Through the medium of letters, real and imagined, Daniel tells the story of his upbringing at the turn of the twenty-first century. He describes his parents’ role and especially his father’s impact on his younger years. Although filled with humor and some pain, Daniel’s childhood is the prototypical Modern Orthodox Jewish upbringing. This all changes in 2013 when his father Bruce is diagnosed with cancer. Daniel illuminates their relationship and his father’s strength in dealing with the highs and lows of battling cancer. With incredible self-reflection, he portrays the hardships and resilience of a family who fights cancer together and also investigates his own trials as he navigates the mental toll of being a son of a cancer patient. Sadly, Daniel’s father passes away. He eloquently describes the Jewish rituals of mourning and the effects they had on him. However, Daniel’s journey with his father does not end there. He attempts to connect with his father during the fledglings of adulthood as Daniel navigates finding his place in his community, his faith, and his world.
As a Ram Yearns for the Brook: The Journey of a Father and Son
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2020
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