St. Paul, MN — Yotzeret Publishing, which publishes books written from a Jewish perspective with a specialty in those written by women authors, announced the forthcoming publication of Sheyna Galyan’s Strength to Stand. How much intolerance should we tolerate? And if the answer is none, aren’t we also being intolerant? Those are the questions at the heart of Sheyna Galyan’s much-anticipated second novel in her rabbi series, due out September 1, 2015.
Following the protagonist, Rabbi David Cohen, Galyan explores intolerance in unexpected places, acknowledging that for every community that condemns hatred in others, there are breeding grounds within their own belief systems. When one of Rabbi Cohen’s female colleagues is anonymously stalked, despite the involvement of an Israeli-born Minneapolis cop, Cohen is determined to figure out who the stalker is and stop him or her. The result nearly costs the lives of dozens of people. The novel is aimed at the general reader with no knowledge of Judaism necessary. Fans of Faye Kellerman’s Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mystery series and Harry Kemmelman’s Rabbi Small mystery series will be most interested. A glossary of Hebrew terms is included at the back.
Sheyna holds advanced degrees in psychology and education, and has worked as a counselor, consultant, lecturer, journalist, and Jewish educator. Her first book in the Rabbi David Cohen series, Destined to Choose, was published in 2013. Her most recent short story “Sketches for Cinco” is included in the mystery anthology Festival of Crime (Nodin Press, 2014), and her essays and articles have appeared in TCJewfolk, American Jewish World, St. Paul Voice, and various other publications.
Yotzeret Publishing is a small traditional publisher based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with distribution throughout the United States, Israel, and around the world. Founded on the value of K’lal Yisrael, Yotzeret encourages books that reflect the diversity of Jews and Jewish practice. Yotzeret books are distributed to all major wholesalers by Partners Publishers Group (PPG) of Michigan.
Strength to Stand (Rabbi David Cohen #2) • Sheyna Galyan • Thriller: Suspense • September 1, 2015 • Trade Paperback • 6 x 9 • $14.95 • ISBN 978-1-59287-020-2 • LCCN 2015904609