Ted Pailet Presents the Challenges of Decision Making

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New novel, ‘The Affairs of Rabbi Flowers’ explores the challenging life of a young Rabbi

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I want readers who have served or want to serve in a decision-making format, to recognize the dynamics of congregational and organizational life

After spending 16 years resolving conflicts between professional staff and lay-leadership, Ted Pailet wrote the novel, “The Affairs of Rabbi Flowers: An Intimate Look into Clergy–Congregant Relations” (published by iUniverse), inspired by what he had learned.

Recently discharged from active military service, a young, inexperienced rabbi named Conrad Flowers seeks a position of service. After several rejections, he applies for the position of rabbi at a temple in Central-Bella. They decide to give him a chance. On the job, Rabbi Flowers realizes his time at war barely compares with the ins and outs of a Jewish congregation. The rabbi’s values are put to the test as he fights to keep the temple in Central-Bella from falling apart.

“I want readers who have served or want to serve in a decision-making format, to recognize the dynamics of congregational and organizational life,” explains Pailet.

“The Affairs of Rabbi Flowers”
By Ted Pailet
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781475982220
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781475982213
E-Book | 184 pages | ISBN 9781475982237
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ted Pailet is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism and has worked closely with the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He was active in congregational life from his late 20’s until his early 80’s. He is perhaps best known for his work throughout North America for his attempts to resolve conflict between clergy and lay leaders over a period of 16 years. He and his wife, Louise, divide their time between Tennessee and Florida. He is also the author of “The Korean War and Me.” Find more information at http://www.tedpailet.com.

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