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.
(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.