The short story sequel, "The Rebbetzin's Courtyard" originally appeared in Narrative Magazine, and is now available in unabridged form from Blackstone Audio. CLICK HERE
Shaindel, the elderly widow of a dead kabbalist, seeks out her former assistant Isaac to help launch her debut as the new kabbalist of the courtyard. Isaac puts aside his own career plans (he's about to receive his rabbinic ordination) and gladly agrees to help with all the people flocking to the courtyard with their problems. He thinks the lady will be the same deeply warm, behind-the-scenes and discreetly wise woman he recalls from their old courtyard days. But he is shocked and unnerved to discover a very different Shaindel who has a kabbalistic mind of her own.
"The Rebbetzin's Courtyard" picks up where the novel, "In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist," left off. The award-winning novel was included in the Wall Street Journal's list of best fiction of the year, and was optioned to be made into a movie.