Michal's Destiny, p.27Roberta Kagan
Coming soon: Book two in the “Michal’s Destiny” series. “Watch Over My Child”
*Glossary of terms:
Chuppah: a canopy beneath which Jewish marriage ceremonies are performed
Shul: a synagogue
Mezuzah: a parchment inscribed with religious texts and attached in a case to the doorpost of a Jewish house as a sign of faith.
Yeshiva: an Orthodox Jewish school.
Nu: A general word that calls for a reply. It can mean, “So?” “Huh?” “Well?” “What’s up?” or “Hello?”
Rebbe: a Yiddish word derived from the Hebrew word rabbi, which means "master, teacher, or mentor."
Goisha: a derogatory term that refers to something or someone who is not Jewish. Many people who grew up in very sheltered religious settlements feared non-Jews and non-Jewish ways of life.
Shidduch: a Jewish arranged marriage
Frum: devout or pious
Shamos: the candle used to light the other candles on a Hanukkah menorah
pe’ot: the Hebrew word for sidelocks or sidecurls
Minyan: the quorum of ten Jewish adults required for certain religious obligations.
Treif: the Yiddish word for any form of non-kosher food
Sukkah: a booth or hut roofed with branches, built against or near a house or synagogue and used during the Jewish festival of Sukkot as a temporary dining or living area.
Sukkot: a major Jewish festival held in the autumn (beginning on the 15th day of Tishri) to commemorate the sheltering of the Israelites in the wilderness.
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All My Love, Detrick
Book One in the All My Love, Detrick Series
Detrick, a German boy, was born with every quality that the Nazi's considered superior, this would ensure his future as a leader of Adolph Hitler’s coveted Aryan race. But on his 7th birthday, an unexpected event changed the course of his destiny forever. As the Nazis rose to power, Detrick was swept into a life filled with secrets, enemies, betrayals, alliances and danger at every turn. However, in spite of the horrors and the terror surrounding him, Detrick would find a single flicker of light. He would discover the greatest gift of all, the gift of everlasting love.
You Are My Sunshine
Book two of the “All My Love, Detrick” series
Munich, Germany 1941
A golden child is genetically engineered in the Nazi's home for the Lebensborn. She is the daughter of a pure German mother and a member of Hitler's SS elite. With those bloodlines, she is expected to become a perfect specimen of Hitler's master race. But, as Germany begins to lose the war and the Third Reich begins to crumble, the plans for the children of the Lebensborn must drastically change.. Alliances will be broken. Love and trust will be destroyed in an instant, secrets will rise to the surface and people will prove that they are not as they seem. In a time when the dark evil forces of the third Reich hung like a black umbrella of doom over Europe a little girl will be forced into a world spiraling out of control, a world where the very people sworn to protect her cannot be trusted.
The Promised Land:
From Nazi Germany to Israel
Book Three in the All My Love, Detrick Series
The Holocaust robbed Zofia Weiss of all she holds dear. The Secret State Police have confiscated her home, killed her friends, and imprisoned the man she loves. After searching through displaced persons camps and finding nothing, Zofia is sure that her lover is dead. With only her life, a dream, and a terrifying secret, Zofia illegally boards The Exodus, bound for Eretz Israel.
Along with a group of emaciated Jewish survivors, Zofia sets out to find the Promised Land. Despite the renewed sense of hope, Zofia lives in constant fear since the one person who knows her dark secret is a sadistic SS officer with the power to ruin her life and the life of an innocent, Lebensborn child.
When the Nuremberg trials convict the SS Officer of crimes against humanity, Zofia believes she is finally safe and does her best to raise the beautiful girl entrusted to her care. As the child becomes a woman in her own right, can she find true love and belonging in a post-war society, or will the secrets of her heritage tear apart the only family she’s ever known?
To Be an Israeli
Book Four in the All My Love, Detrick Series
Elan Amsel understands what it means to be an Israeli. He’s sacrificed the woman he loved, his marriage, and his life for Israel. When Israel went to war and Elan was summoned in the middle of the night he did not hesitate to defend his country. Even though he knew, he would pay a terrible price for his decision. Elan is not a perfect man by any means. He can be cruel. He can be stubborn and self-righteous. But he is brave, and he loves more deeply than he will ever admit. This is his story.
However, it is not only his story; it is also an account of the lives of the women who loved him. Katja, the girl who he cherished but could never marry, who would haunt him forever. Janice, the spoiled American that he wed to fill a void, who would keep a secret from him that would one day shatter him. And…Nina, the beautiful Mossad agent who Elan longed to protect, but knew that he could not.
“To Be An Israeli” spans from the beginning of the Six-Day War in 1967 through 1986 when a group of American tourists are on their way to visit their Jewish homeland.
This book is a saga of a people who to this day live under the constant threat of war and terrorism. It is the story of a nation built on the blood of her people, a people who understand that if Israel is to survive they must put Israel first. These are the Israelis.
Forever My Homeland
The Final Book in the All My Love, Detrick Series
A group of Americans go on a tour of Israel with their Synagogue. One of them has a secret.
Meanwhile, a group of radical Islamist's plan to use the visitors to bend Israel's policy of never negotiating with terrorists in order to free members of their group who are being held in Israeli prisons..
However, the terrorists must contend with Elan Amsel a Mossad agent who's devoted his life to the preservation of his beloved Israel. Elan believes that nothing can break him, that is, until the fate of two innocent girls is thrust into his hands.
Forever, my Homeland, is the story of a country built on blood and determination. It is the tale of a strong and courageous people who don't have the luxury of backing down, They live with the constant memory of the Shoah, and a soft voice that whispers in the desert winds... "Never Again'.
A Historical Novel Set during the Holocaust
Inspired by true events. On May 13th 1939, five strangers boarded the MS St. Louis, Promised a future of safety away from Nazi Germany and Hitler’s third Reich unbeknownst to them they were about to embark upon a voyage built on secrets, lies, and treachery. Sacrifice, love, life, and death hung in the balance as each fought against fate but the voyage was just the beginning.
A FLICKER OF LIGHT
Hitler’s Master Plan
The year is 1943...
The forests of Munich are crawling with danger under the rule of "The Third Reich," but in order to save the life of her unborn child Petra Jorgenson must escape from the Lebensborn Institute. Alone, seven months pregnant, and penniless avoiding the watchful eyes of the armed guards in the overhead tower, she waits until the dead of night. Then Petra climbs under the flesh shredding barbed wire surrounding the institute and at the risk of being captured and murdered, she runs headlong into the terrifying desolate woods. Even during one of the darkest periods in the history of mankind, when horrific acts of cruelty became commonplace and Germany seemed to have gone crazy following the direction of a madman, unexpected heroes came to light. And although there were those who would try to destroy it, true love would prevail. Here, in this lost land ruled by human monsters, Petra will learn that even when one faces what appears to be the end of the world if one looks hard enough one will find that there is always “A Flicker Of Light.”
If you liked “Inglourious Basterds,” Pulp Fiction,” “Django Unchained,” You’ll love “The Heart of a Gypsy!”
During the Nazi occupation, bands of freedom fighters roamed the forests of Eastern Europe. They hid, while waging their own private war against Hitler’s tyrannical and murderous reign. Among these Resistance Fighters, there were several groups of Romany people (gypsies).
The Heart of a Gypsy is a spellbinding love story. It is a tale of a man with remarkable courage and the woman who loved him more than life itself. This historical novel is filled with romance, and spiced with the beauty of the Gypsy culture.
Within these pages lies a tale of a people who would rather die, than surrender their freedom. Come, enter into a little known world, where only a few have traveled before… The world of the Romany.
If you enjoy romance, secret magical traditions, and riveting action….you will love “The Heart of a Gypsy.”
Please be forewarned that this book contains explicit scenes of a sexual nature.
A NAZI ON TRIAL IN GOD’S COURT
This is a very short story. It is 1,235 words Himmler; Hitler's right hand man has committed suicide to escape persecution after the fall of the Third Reich. What he doesn't realize is he must now face a higher court. God's court. In this story he will meet Jesus and be tried in heaven for crimes against humanity and the final judgment may surprise you.
Roberta Kagan, Michal's Destiny
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