The Book of Asher

Memoirs of a Passionate Jewish Life

by Sonia Usatch-Kuhn



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/28/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781477264706
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781481710725

About the Book

Asher Leon Edelstein has been described as a spirited, learned, force of nature—a complex, focused man on-the-go. He lived his life guided by seven principles: gratitude, friendship, smiles, connectedness, honor, reverence and acceptance. Become acquainted with this Raleigh, North Carolina dynamo, who, consistently remained true to his love of Torah, family and every stranger who crossed his path under all manner of circumstance. Feel the energy of the first Jewish basketball player for Georgia Tech, his escapades on the golf course (including Augusta), his “sweetly-filled” teaching method that endeared him to his coming-of-age bar and bat mitzvah students. Asher’s cantorial voice enthralled the congregants of Beth Meyer Synagogue. Story-teller, food lover and mover and shaker, Asher was inspirational.

About the Author

Sonia Usatch-Kuhn is the author of Noodle Kugel & Life’s Other Meichels and the editor of Living in the Rooms of our Lives. Her poems, short stories and articles have been published in the Main Street Rag, The Journal of Poetry Therapy and numerous anthologies. She was a contributing author for Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making. Usatch-Kuhn has been a correspondent for the News and Observers’ community paper, Southwest Wake News and for the NBC produced website, On Long Island, she taught second-year medical students at Stony Brook School of Medicine. She is passionate about the words of playwrights and has appeared on stage in New York, Raleigh, Durham and Cary. She and her husband call Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina home.