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Trial Choice by Ralph D. Hartman

Trial

Choice by Ralph D. Hartman

Published May 28th 2007
ISBN : 9780595439805
Paperback
388 pages
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There are no atheists in the foxholes-William Thomas Cummings There is certainly no atheist in one foxhole because in its freezing mud and snow we find Rabbi Melvin Epstein, United States Army chaplain, shivering in the frigid atmosphere of anotherMoreThere are no atheists in the foxholes-William Thomas Cummings There is certainly no atheist in one foxhole because in its freezing mud and snow we find Rabbi Melvin Epstein, United States Army chaplain, shivering in the frigid atmosphere of another Korean sunrise and wondering what the future holds for him. In his new requested assignment to a frontline infantry company he must interact with-among others-the units Jewish, Christian, and Buddhist soldiers, a commanding officer who is not in favor of his being there, an army nurse with pretty eyes, a Catholic chaplain to whom he reports, and his favorite of them all-an acerbic, booze-swilling, unreligious, first sergeant. This story follows the rabbis striving to be accepted, his experiences with the Jewish men, his interplay with the others, a military medal under strange circumstances, his exposures to combat and the subsequent questioning of his faith.