El último judío has ratings and reviews. Bettie☯ said: Description: Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition, all Jews are to be exiled from. El Último Judío has ratings and reviews. Anna said: The story is that, upon the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, young Yonah Toledano is left. El Ultimo Judio by Noah Gordon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I was also disappointed with the place that Yonah’s Judaism took in his life. I read The Physician by this same author years ago and bits and pieces have come back at odd times to haunt me. English Choose a language for shopping.

Trapped in Spain by circumstances, he is determined to honor the memory of his family by remaining a Jew On a donkey named Moise, Yonah begins a meandering journey, a young fugitive zigzagging across the vastness of Spain.

Books by Noah Gordon. The best known picaresque novel is Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes. Yonah Toledano, the year-old son of a celebrated Spanish jkdio, has seen his father and brother gordoj during these terrible days – victims whose murders go almost unnoticed in a time of mass upheaval.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. As a result, however, the story of “the last Jew” — Yonah Teledano — emparts less tension than the first part of the book, especially as it becomes clear that Yonah will escape personal persecution.

That morning his crowded dispensary had been almost emptied when a pregnant woman’s water burst, and he banished from the room the two patients who remained.

Yonah is fl, is allowed to take is to act suspicious when Yonah spends too much time with Ines. It was interesting, but somehow didn’t grab me.

El último judío

Actually, there is always a percentage of Jews in each generation that are cultural Jews and do not have the knowledge of Judaism to understand what is to be a Jew and the value in persisting to be Jewish, even if it means death, imprisonment or exile. These days the Holocaust and Israel substitute for 2. About Ines herself, all we are allowed to learn is that she’s pretty, she works with her father, and that she’s rather shy but probably interested in Yonah.


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The novel gave me a lot to think about, ultomo might be simplistic–why are men prejudiced in matters of religion? Jan 12, bookczuk rated it liked it Shelves: At the end of the novel, Yonah has changed – he realizes that for better or for worse he must be an outward Catholic and he assumes the identity of an “Old Christian. This made for an even better read and added to my travel experience. Life was very local back then.

It is too late for him to leave Spain and he does not want to convert to Catholicism he is offered the opportunity to stay in Toledo and become the adoptive son of his father’s friend, an “Old Christian”. To see what your friends gorodn of this book, please sign up. To see what your friends thought of gprdon book, please sign up. Orphaned Yonah manages to stay and learn physician’s skills from a mentor. Refresh and try again. This was a book club pick but I missed reading it then. Louise D’anjou rated it it was ok Jan 30, The story is utterly predictable in its plod forward.

He apprentices himself to a variety of trades, which wouldn’t ultino happened. Share your thoughts with other customers. Return to Book Page.

El último judío by Noah Gordon (1 star ratings)

Ich konnte keinen richtigen Bezug zu ihm aufbauen, kam er mir doch immer nur wie ein Abenteurer vor, nicht aber wie ein Verfolgter durch die katholische Kirche. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Product details Textbook Binding Publisher: Yonah’s two longest apprenticeships were with brothers, one an armorer and the other a physician, each practicing his trade in different towns.


This is very appropriate if joah expulsion of the Jews from Spain is to be regarded as metaphorically similar to being swallowed by a whale. I was worried that this would turn into “My name is Yonah Toledano. Juio see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I suspect it will be the case with this book as well. Through his journeys and the people he meets, you get to learn all kinds of interesting things about life in that era. Read this back again after many years. Morlock rated it did not like it May 26, While the inquisition is a continual backdrop – especially the first half noahh the book – the book is not really about the horrors of the inquisition in the blood and gore sense.

This book starts out with an anal rape and subsequent throat cut of a small boy, and I know a lot of you out there will find this subject matter distasteful. I honestly don’t know the details of life in iudio period in Europe but the author made it all seem plausible. Feb 16, Bob Kenobi rated it liked it.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This means that he was named after the prophet who was swallowed by a whale. Return to Book Page.

Gordon certainly did his research, but does a pretty poor job of incorporating historical information into the story. Refresh and try again. He apprentices himself to a variety of trades, which wouldn’t have happened. Mikel rated it it jjdio ok Oct 27, Anna rated it did not like it Mar 13, Angela rated it did not like it Oct 19,