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# Novel《Preloved Hardcover + Shocking Fiction Based On True Horrendous Case Of Child Abusr》Naomi Ragen - THE DEVIL IN JERUSALEM : A Novel Inspired By True Events

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A woman wakes up on a hospital bed with injuries. She refuses to talk. On the other side , her kids are severely injuries. She married an orthodox Jewish man in New York. They move to Israel in faith of pursuing God . EVERYTHING WAS GOING HAPPY AND MERRY , BUT THEN THINGS START FALLING APART . THEY ENDED UP DIVORCING.. ☞ Who is this woman? ☞ Where is the bright young wife, so full of love and hope and devotion? ☞ What went wrong? ☞ Why she will not talk to the law , answer the questions, to help herself ,to help her children? An ambulance screams through the Jerusalem’s quiet streets. Inside, a toddler fights for his life, his parents nowhere to be found. With profound shock, an emergency room doctor realizes that the child’s mother―a young American―is already at the hospital, sitting at the bedside of yet another child with traumatic injuries. Devoutly reciting Pslams, she stubbornly refuses to answer any questions, cautioning her children to say nothing. Brought in to investigate, Jerusalem detective Bina Tzedek―herself a young mother― carefully peels back layer after layer of secrets and lies, following a dark, winding path through Jerusalem’s Old City, kabbalists, mystical ancient texts, and terrifying cult rituals, until she comes face to face with the horrifying truth which has held a young American family captive. Based on true events, The Devil in Jerusalem from internationally bestselling author Naomi Ragen is an eye-opening look at the dangerous predators lurking around the watering holes of those who come seeking spiritual enlightenment. The 'Devil in Jerusalem' by Naomi Ragen is inspired on a real court case that occurred in Jerusalem...the Elior Chen Trial. "The experiences of the children in this book was based on 300 pages of actual court testimony. [Naomi Ragen]" It is evident in reading this book that Ragen conducted significant research across a wide array of resources including cult rituals, kabbalists and mystical ancient texts. All of this information was new and enlightening to me. The Dev­il in Jerusalem by Nao­mi Ragen is an intense thriller. It explores the hor­rif­ic abuse, both emo­tion­al and phys­i­cal, that can be inflict­ed on cult fol­low­ers. Based on a true, well-known Israeli court case, the sto­ry has been fic­tion­al­ized to add depth to the plot. Although the nov­el cen­ters around an ultra-Ortho­dox self-pro­claimed reli­gious leader and his acolytes, these char­ac­ters could eas­i­ly be replaced by oth­er reli­gious psy­chopaths. From the very first page read­ers are drawn to the con­di­tions of two young chil­dren brought to Hadas­sah Hos­pi­tal with hor­rif­ic injuries; one has severe head trau­ma and the oth­er exten­sive burns. It is here that the author intro­duces the main char­ac­ter, Daniel­la Good­man, the children’s moth­er. She refus­es to speak to the author­i­ties brought in to inves­ti­gate this obvi­ous child abuse, and instead just prays from the Book of Psalms. In order to con­vey how any moth­er can let some­thing so ter­ri­ble hap­pen to her chil­dren, Ragen does a good job of delv­ing into Daniella’s back­sto­ry. Dur­ing her col­lege years she is an ide­al­is­tic, intel­li­gent per­son who decides to drop out of school, mar­ry for love, become the best moth­er she can be, and even­tu­al­ly immi­grate to Israel with the hope of find­ing spir­i­tu­al ful­fill­ment. Instead, the fam­i­ly strug­gles finan­cial­ly and is over­whelmed after hav­ing sev­en chil­dren in a very short peri­od of time. Aban­doned by her hus­band emo­tion­al­ly, she falls prey to this psy­cho­path­ic cult leader, becom­ing a vic­tim of his mind games. She los­es all con­trol as he takes away her abil­i­ty to think and resist. Ragen bril­liant­ly leads the read­er through a num­ber of trans­for­ma­tions regard­ing their feel­ings toward Daniel­la. One goes from dis­lik­ing her in the begin­ning of the book, to root­ing for her dur­ing the back­sto­ry, to won­der­ing how she could allow her chil­dren to be tor­tured and her­self manip­u­lat­ed. Yet, by the end of the book it is hard not to feel sym­pa­thy for her, under­stand­ing that she became help­less and brain­washed. The reader’s emo­tions run par­al­lel to those of the pro­tag­o­nist, Detec­tive Bina Tzedek, also an Ortho­dox mother. A word of warn­ing: the abuse scenes are described in graph­ic detail. If the author set out to jolt and hor­ri­fy the read­er, she has achieved her goal through mak­ing peo­ple aware of the mis­treat­ment by those who hijack a reli­gion. The Dev­il in Jerusalem is a ter­ri­fy­ing thriller, but even more upset­ting is the fact that this sto­ry was based on a true event. Read­ers will be kept riv­et­ed to this grip­ping narrative. About the Author Naomi Ragen is the author of novels including The Tenth Song, The Sacrifice of Tamar, Sotah, The Covenant, and The Saturday Wife. Her books are international bestsellers, and her weekly email columns on life in the Middle East are read by thousands of subscribers worldwide. Ragen attended Brooklyn College and earned her master’s in English from Hebrew University. An American, she has lived in Jerusalem since 1971. She was recently voted one of the three most popular authors in Israel.

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