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    by Asher Kravitz
    translated by Michal Kessler

    Hardcover, 239 pp.
    Penlight Publications, Urim Publications, 2015
    ISBN: 978-098-386-853-8

    The Jewish Dog is the story of Caleb, a unique dog born in Germany in 1935. When events separate him from his Jewish owners, he is adopted by a Nazi family, employed by the SS as a military dog, and witnesses first-hand the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust. It is a story of heroism, survival, and brave friendship, told from the perspective of an intelligent creature who views the world from only 20 inches above the ground - yet who sees more clearly than many humans. Deeply ironic and even humorous, The Jewish Dog wonders what, if anything, distinguishes man from dog.

    "From the very beginning, I knew I was an exceptional pup. There are countless things that distinguish me from my fellow dogs. The first is my understanding that all good things must come to an end -- said end usually being much closer than expected. Something in me always keeps me on my toes. Even if I do let myself succumb to the occasional petting, I'm always prepared for the calamities lurking right around the corner. My vigilance is incurable. Acknowledging that everything in life is temporary is a cornerstone of my Jewish identity."

    About the Author:
    Asher Kravitz is a pilot, a former detective and crime scene investigator (CSI) in the Israeli police force, a wildlife photographer, and a lecturer in physics and mathematics at the Jerusalem College of Engineering. He is the author of seven books in Hebrew. The Jewish Dog, a best-selling novel in Israel, is his first work to appear in English.

    Michal Kessler is a translator of Hebrew literature.