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In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist’ is a National Jewish Book Awards finalist

NYRB is thrilled to announce that Ruchama King Feuerman’s In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist has been selected as a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards in Fiction.

Set in Jerusalem, In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist is the story of a former Lower East Side haberdasher, now an assistant to an elderly rabbi; Mustafa, a physically deformed Arab janitor who works on the Temple Mount; and the beautiful Tamar, a young American woman searching for a righteous man.

Deemed “The best novel I read all year” by Barton Swaim of The Wall Street Journal, In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist was first published as an NYRB Lit series eBook, and will be available in paperback in March 2014.