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Mourning the Passing of Herman Wouk

An old-fashioned modern Jew He was brilliant, unique Weaving the strands of tradition Into best-selling novels sleek A Navy man, aboard a WW2 mine-sweep Mr. Wouk loved letters, his country, and Talmudic wisdom, from which his works drew deep Herman Wouk, the prolific novelist and lifelong student of the Talmud, has passed on to his Maker today, at the tender age of 103. May he rest in peace...

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Date: 5/19/2019 9:10:00 AM
A fitting heartfelt tribute to a great man I'm sure. must check him out. thank you great but sad read. pete.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/19/2019 12:11:00 PM
Thanks for the feedback, Peter. May I recommend his shortest work, "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," which is a ~ 150 page trial, excerpted from the end of the longer book and available as a stand-alone piece. It's gripping...Wouk won the Pulitzer Prize for this, by the way. :) gw
Date: 5/18/2019 2:53:00 PM
A fine, fine tribute. Very well done Gershon
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Date: 5/18/2019 10:55:00 PM
Appreciate your support, allen. ~ gw
Date: 5/18/2019 11:49:00 AM
A fine, loving tribute, Gershon. Aged wisdom still has its place in this rapidly shifting world of the techno shiny New Age speak. Your ruby pen speaks from the heart as always my dear friend. Love and more love always.
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Date: 5/18/2019 10:55:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Freddie. Appreciated. Best wishes, gw
Date: 5/18/2019 5:12:00 AM
Whoa! What news Gershon. Albeit, tragic a great writer, Unafraid to weave his upbringing into his work. Shalom to Herman Wouk Panagiota
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/18/2019 10:54:00 PM
Yes, unafraid describes Wouk well. And I read today that he earned the Pulitzer prize for 'The Caine Mutiny' in 1952. A great one, was he. And greatness is always missed. :) gw
Date: 5/17/2019 7:23:00 PM
One hundred and three! Wow. A tribute worthy of the age of the sage.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/18/2019 10:52:00 PM
Nice turn of phrase, Caren: i.e., 'the age of the sage.'!
Date: 5/17/2019 7:06:00 PM
Thank you for sharing you tribute! Very nice, my friend!
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Date: 5/18/2019 10:51:00 PM
Thank you, Kim. Appreciated. ~ gw
Date: 5/17/2019 4:27:00 PM
He must have been a good man. God rest his soul. Om.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2019 5:16:00 PM
He was truly a literary giant of the twentieth century. Try 'The Caine Mutiny' on for size for a sample. (If that's too long, get your hands on 'The Caine Mutiny Court Martial,' which is much shorter, and is the climax of the whole thing). I think that you'll see what I mean...