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Triangular Torah

ByARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
March 2, 2017 15:43

Rabbi Joshua Gerstein’s new book interweaves a people, a country and a heritage.

Rabbi Joshua Gerstein

Rabbi Joshua Gerstein. (photo credit:BECKY KESTENBAUM)

Rabbi Joshua Gerstein never intended to live in Israel or write a book. Like so many 18-year-old American boys before him, he came to study in yeshiva.

Growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with a scant Jewish community, Gerstein’s family was not always observant. That changed when he was in the third grade and his parents became Orthodox. Gerstein was sent to a haredi Jewish day school in Baltimore.

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