Elisha David­son and the Shamir

M.R. Attar
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By – September 7, 2017

Elisha David­son and the Shamir by M.R. Attar | Jew­ish Book Coun­cil

The third and final install­ment in the Elisha David­son tril­o­gy finds young Elisha fac­ing the momen­tous events that have been build­ing up por­ten­tous­ly in this kab­bal­is­tic adven­ture tale.

King Solomon; the mys­te­ri­ous, elu­sive Shamir; a Kohen Gadol in dis­guise; the evil Oth­er,” and a full cast of addi­tion­al col­or­ful char­ac­ters, both right­eous and trou­ble­some, each play their part in deter­min­ing the fate of the Jew­ish peo­ple as events speed up in a ter­ri­fy­ing way. The sto­ry is set against a back­drop of the Old City of today’s Jerusalem with ancient mys­tery play­ing off mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy in taut and pre­car­i­ous bal­ance. Can Elisha and the forces of good save the day against the evil­do­ers who want only destruc­tion? Read­ers won’t find out until the action-packed end. 

The text is fol­lowed by a glos­sary which explains Jew­ish and kab­bal­is­tic terms referred to in the sto­ry, and a list of the author’s sources. Rec­om­mend­ed for read­ers ages 12 and up who like action and are intrigued by Kabbalah. 

Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A for­mer librar­i­an, she has lec­tured on top­ics relat­ing to lit­er­a­cy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.

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