Marcia Berneger is a retired teacher who lives with her husband and three crazy dogs. She taught both first and second grade, as well as special education. She currently teaches Torah school, in addition to her volunteer work in classrooms, libraries, and with various fundraisers. She lives in San Diego.
The Churva Plot
The Churva Plot is the second book in a trilogy of suspense-filled mysteries set in Jerusalem during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The Churva is a beautiful synagogue under construction, but rumors have surfaced that someone is planning its destruction. The race is on to discover who is behind the plot and how to stop them from succeeding. Avraham and his yeshiva friends band together to unravel the mystery and save the synagogue. But the suspects are many and time is one luxury they do not have. As the boys search for clues, the reader gets a peek at life in the Orthodox community during this tumultuous time period. Hebrew words are sprinkled throughout the story and a glossary of terms is provided at the end. The action is occasionally interrupted by the yeshiva students stopping to study a Torah portion but the plot of this engaging tale keeps the reader turning pages to see who’s behind the Churva Plot. Recommended for ages 9 – 13.
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