El último judío has ratings and reviews. Bettie☯ said: Description: Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition, all Jews are to be exiled from. El Último Judío has ratings and reviews. Anna said: The story is that, upon the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, young Yonah Toledano is left. El Ultimo Judio by Noah Gordon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. All in all, the book is pretty boring and completely implausible. These days the Holocaust and Israel substitute for authentic Torah Judaism for many. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Julio rated it did not like it Apr 22, Actually, I had always wanted to re-read “The Physician” by Noah Gordon, which is probably the book that impacted me the most in my life I was 12 when I read it. He stays in Spain, keeping his Jewishness a secret and using a Christian name. And we think it rough when forums go down. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Irgendwann erreicht der mittlerweile jugendliche Jona Saragossa, dort erkennt er seine Berufung zur Heilkunst und wird Medicus.
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It is written in a friendly, easy-to-follow language, and it leaves us with many thoughts about discrimination, courage, love, and the human spirit. Many who wish to remain are intimidated by Church and Crown and become Catholics, but several hundred thousand c In the yearthe Inquisition has all of Spain in its grip. The story is that, upon the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, young Yonah Toledano is left alone as the last Jew in Spain highly doubtful!
Apr 02, Lauren rated it it was amazing. Some of the topics covered ell his novels include judiio history and medical ethics. The novel recounts his flight, his years of manual [and menial] labor as farm hand, seaman, and shepherd.
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He travels far and wide on his trusty burro, Moise, taking on whatever work he can find for days, months or years at a bordon. Aran rated it it was ok Jun 13, He eventually becomes The story is that, upon the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, young Yonah Toledano is left alone as the last Jew in Spain highly doubtful!
An entertaining book, nice setting in the Inquisition Spain, but quite predictable, it made me think that I have read too many historical novels and now nothing surprises me GRRM destroyed our “plot twist” expectancies too.
He eventually becomes The story is that, upon the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, young Yonah Toledano is left alone as the last Jew in Spain highly doubtful! Mar 25, Sori rated it it was ok. This made for an even better read and added to my travel experience. I was also pleased by the Christians he encountered who were opposed to the Inquisition and its intolerance because they remembered a Spain that was very different.
I felt as if the author wanted to remind his readers every so The back cover of this book promised me “a glimpse of history, an authentic tale of high adventure, and a tender and unforgettable love story,” about a fugitive learning to fight like a knight, and “hurling snatches of almost forgotten Hebrew at the stars.
A young lone man travels to avoid being found out. See all 4 questions about The Last Jew…. Islamic Spain was not a utopia.
The book was pleasant to read. The best known picaresque novel is Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes. The first part of the book conveys the devastating impact the Inquisition had on Jews. This book starts out with an anal rape and subsequent throat cut of a small boy, and I know a lot of you out there will find this subject matter distasteful.
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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Read more Read less. Gemma rated it it was ok Nov 28, There wasn’t a great deal of excitement, either. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The Last Jew is about Yonah Toledano, a man who by circumstances ends up orphaned at the time of th This is one of the best books I’ve read in a while.
The author’s research into the period was thorough–conducted mainly through interviews with and help of people mentioned in the extensive Acknowledgements. T This book changed its nature three times during the course of the narrative. Yonah Toledano, the year-old son of a celebrated Spanish silversmith, has seen his father and brother die during these terrible days – victims whose murders go almost unnoticed in a time of mass upheaval.