From the Jan/Feb, 2017 issue of Touchstone
Those Midwives by Patrick Henry Reardon

As It Is Written . . .

Those Midwives

by Patrick Henry Reardon

Since so much of the Hebrew Bible is about Jews, it is hardly surprising, I suppose, that some readers imagine that everybody in the book—especially the significant people—are Jews. Even the occasional Jew makes that mistake.

I think of Herman Wouk, for instance, whose novels, over many decades, have filled my leisure hours with pleasure and my mind, perhaps, with wisdom. One of Wouk's most memorable and enduring characters, who stands as a massive pillar supporting Winds of War and War and Remembrance, is Aaron Jastrow, the historian, rabbinic scholar, . . .


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