# 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
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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