Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Lion's Roar, 3rd of Tzvi Fishman's Tevye Series

I finished reading The Lion's Roar by Tzvi Fishman, and now I have to wait almost a year to read the next installment, Anonymous Soldiers. #1 Tevye in The Promised Land was reviewed here, as was #2 Arise and Shine.

Before I go any further, I'll get straight to the point. Buy the series for yourself, friends and family. The books suit all ages, and if you're careful about what your kids read, no problems. There's nothing to censor.

Fishman's series is also a fantastic way to learn and teach Jewish and Israeli History. The Tevye series can also be used to teach Jewish History in Jewish Schools or English in Israeli ones.

The Tevye series should be turned into movies or television shows. The plots are actual history, though characters are a combination of real historical figures with fictional ones. And as I've said before, consider Tevye of the Forrest Gump genre. The big difference is that Tevye is highly intelligent and ideologically motivated, unlike the also fictional Gump, who finds himself in real historic events by chance.

The Lion's Roar gives us an excellent view of the controversy and then break in the Zionist Revisionist movement that Zeev Jabotinsky had established. In addition, we read of the tension, competition and inside story between all of the Zionist groups, from Left to Right.

For those who are familiar with the history of the time, when Jews in the Promised Land had to decide between supporting Britain against Germany or attacking British police, because they supported Arab rights over Jewish ones, Fishman's characters and plot are well-written. It's also an enjoyable challenge for us to pick out which of his fictional characters are based on real people.

I'm anxiously awaiting further installments about Tevye and his family in the Promised Land.

Product details

  • Series: Tevye in the Promised Land Series
  • Paperback: 526 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 14, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1726116107
  • ISBN-13: 978-1726116107
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


Mr. Cohen said...

Recently, I have been studying something
much more valuable than Tzvi Fishman's books;
I have been studying the Vilna Gaon’s
commentary on Sefer Mishlei.

Here are a few quick quotes from my personal notes:


Vilna Gaon, Biur HaGra commentary on
Mishlei / Proverbs, chapter 11, verse 25:

Whoever feeds other people [especially the poor]
will receive a blessing that causes him to feel
satisfied with his food, in addition to wealth.


Vilna Gaon, Biur HaGra commentary on
Mishlei / Proverbs, chapter 13, verse 19:

When a man breaks his desires and his will,
for the honor of G*D, in order to perform
His Will, G*D gives him what he wants.


Vilna Gaon, Biur HaGra commentary on
Mishlei / Proverbs, chapter 13, verse 23:

The poor bear the punishment for the sins of their generation.


Vilna Gaon, Biur HaGra commentary on
Mishlei / Proverbs, chapter 14, verse 14:

When a righteous person is good to people,
he is able to benefit from his righteousness
in this world.

Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Aftermath:


Time Magazine vs Truth:


Who are the Palestinians?


How Torah Can Defeat Terrorism:


Did Captain Kirk believe in negotiating with terrorists?


How to Pray for Tzahal-IDF:


Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:


Was Daniel an Orthodox Jew?


Batya said...