Jewish Sea Stories

Jewish Sea Stories
Samuel Sobel
358 pages ~ 5½ x 8½
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About the Book

With many years of distinguished service to American sailors and Marines in his background, Chaplain Sobel has assembled an unusual collection of Jewish stories of the sea, from the biblical account of Jonah to episodes in World War II. Includes such well-known authors as Bialik, Peretz, and Agnon. This title, originally published in 1985, is available on-demand only.

“A fine collection of stories about the sea, most of which will be as interesting to read a generation from now as they are today.”
--Sea Frontiers

“A careful selection of history and fiction, parables and essays, which dramatize the Jewish love for the sea and the unique role of the sea in Jewish tradition.”
--In Jewish Bookland

“A marvelous and delightful collection. . . . The best anthology of its kind available.”
--The Navy Chaplain

About the Author

Samuel Sobel received a B.A. degree from Yeshiva University and an M.A. degree from Columbia University. Ordained by the Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion, and the first Jewish chaplain ever to be appointed to the regular U.S. Navy, he served as Staff Chaplain of the Military Sea Transportation Service, Atlantic Area. In 1955 he received the Four Chaplains Award for exemplifying the highest ideals of service to God and Country, as was demonstrated by the four chaplains who died heroically in the sinking of the Troopship Dorchester.