[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements--Asch's "The Apostle" in eBook format

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Tue Oct 16 19:43:24 EDT 2012

Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements

October 16, 2012

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From: tolmitch at aol.com
Date: Oct. 8, 2012

Tolmitch EBooks is bringing the works of the great Yiddish writer
Sholem Asch to a wider audience through their publication in  eBook
format. This month we are publishing Asch's controversial bestseller,
"The Apostle."   It is the story of Saul of Tarsis, a fiercely zealous
Jew who became the Apostle Paul and preached the doctrine of the New
Christianity throughout the ancient world. "The Apostle" offers a
vivid depiction of the Roman Empire. The orgies and intrigues of
Nero's court. The cruelty, decadence and intellectual arrogance of the
Roman empire. Asch saw Paul as the embodiment of the eternal  link
between Jews and Christians. "The Apostle" sold 500,000 copies and was
critically acclaimed throughout the world, but was never published in
Yiddish. Asch was accused of apostasy for his sympathetic portrayal of
the New Christians and was  ostracized by many members of the Jewish

Visit www.tolmitchebooks.com


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