Rabbi Elliot Strom

Rabbi Elliot Strom is the founding rabbi and rabbi emeritus of Shir Ami Congregation in Newtown, PA, and author of a new novel, Rabbi, Run.

Rabbinic Literature: Where are the Novels?

Rabbi Elliot Strom
January 19, 2016

When I was confirmed in 1965, I received a copy of The Rabbi by Noah Gordon as a gift. Reading the novel proved to be a watershed moment in my life. As the story drew back the curtain on the personal and private life of a young man who enters the rabbinate, I thought – for the first time – that I, too, might someday come to be a rabbi.