But a life of Torah is the furthest thing from Pepsi's mind at the start of the season. Hailing from Binghamton, N.Y., he and his parents arrive in New York woefully unfamiliar with the traditions and tenets of Judaism.
Providentially, they rent a house in Riverdale next door to a family with young children, whose father just happens to be the Rabbi of the local Torah Center. Pepsi's parents become enthralled with Torah and are drawn towards it. Pepsi's journey proves to be more complicated.
The Season of Pepsi Meyers is an exciting, edge-of-the-seat baseball story. But along with Pepsi, the reader will discover the underlying principles of the Jewish faith, and the sweet beauty of a Torah way of life.
About the Author:
Abie Rotenberg needs no introduction to anyone familiar with the world of Jewish music. An accomplished composer and lyricist, he has proven to be a keen observer of human nature, with the ability to translate profound ideas into the written word. In particular, his many ballads on a variety of themes are renowned for subtly illuminating the radiance and beauty of the Jewish faith.
In his debut novel, Abie combines his passion for Torah and love of baseball by introducing a compelling character. Pepsi Meyers' struggle with the conflicting allure of super-stardom and the call of timeless traditions newly discovered, is a groundbreaking amalgam of entertainment and inspiration.
Born in New York City, Abie Rotenberg is the father of six children and currently resides with his wife in Toronto, Canada.
- ITEM #: 7190
- Dimensions: 6" X 9"
- ISBN: 978-09948405-0-9
- Weight: 0.9000 lbs
- Binding: Hard Cover / 198 pages
- Published by: Distributed by Feldheim
Abie is the most creative person I know, and if anyone can make a great plot, it's him!
I enjoyed the book a lot but I had a hard time rooting for Pepsi cuz I'm really a Mets fan! The baseball scenes were pretty cool. Impressive that he gave it all up-made me proud of who I am. Wonder if that could ever happen in real life...?
True to form, Abie incorporates many of his messages in the Journeys series, as well as some from the Marvelous Middos Machine (and believe it or not, the only Russian character in the book is named Borozov, from the Golden Crown story), to build an interesting story line and plot.
He builds the characters nicely, and keeps you in suspense until the very final line.
Thanks Abie, and I'm already looking forward to your next release (both in print and in music).