THE VILLAGES, Fla. (PRWEB) May 01, 2015
After conducting much genealogical research about his roots, Herbert Siegel wanted to know more about his grandfather, Solomon Siegel. He has many of Solomon’s Yiddish writings and believes they will provide more insights to his life and work.
“The Soul of Solomon Siegel” (published by Xlibris) shares with readers the translated literary work handwritten in Yiddish by Solomon Siegel, an Orthodox Jew. Compiled by his grandson Herbert, this book expresses through songs, poems and speeches, Torah interpretations and celebrations of the innermost feeling of what Solomon feels as a Jew. It also reveals the joys and sorrows of the Jewish community in Brooklyn, N.Y.
“This book will appeal to readers because it offers a new perspective and interpretations of writings in Yiddish from an ordinary person in an Orthodox Jewish community,” says Herbert. “The subjects Solomon has written about are the personal feelings that emanate from being an immigrant from Poland into a new country and being able to practice his religion with freedom.”
With the publication of “The Soul of Solomon Siegel,” Herbert hopes that readers will have a renewed belief that as long as there are Jewish men and women with a strong sense of faith, Judaism as a religion will survive the test of time.
“The Soul of Solomon Siegel”
By Herbert Siegel
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 262 pages | ISBN 9781503549463
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 262 pages | ISBN 9781503549470
E-Book | 262 pages | ISBN 9781503549487
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Herbert Siegel was born in Brooklyn N. Y. on October 24, 1935. He is the son of Saul and Sophie Siegel. The family moved to Miami, Fla. in 1954, where he and his twin brother Martin attended the University of Miami. After graduating with a degree in chemistry, he enlisted in the Army Chemical Corps. While stationed at Fort McClellan, Ala., he meets his wife Betty at a Sabbath Service. After 44 years of marriage, Betty passed away in 2003. He entered the Officers Candidate School at Fort Sill, Okla. in 1959. After graduating in 1960 as 2nd Lt., he was commissioned as an Artillery Officer. He then spent the next 25 years in the Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. During the last five years of his military service, he was a Professor of Military Science at Fordham University during which he commissioned his daughter, Sandra, as a 2nd Lt. After his retirement, he became the Senior Army Instructor for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) at Killian High School in Miami, Fla. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry badge. He currently resides in The Villages in Florida.
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