Draft 1 Posted Date: 2/25/2016

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Historical fiction

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About the Book:

This novel explores the Kabalistic thought that the human soul is in fact two souls the devine, and the animal. Always there is a battle between the two. To explore this thought the novel binds two men Zalman and Ivan through the events of Russian History, The relationship between Ivan and Zalman made both men what they were. Without one there would not be another

About the Author:

Jack Hubert Hebrew name Jacob Ben Zwi has been writing first drafts of novels as a means of reducing stress since 1980. Now retired after 60 years of work the author wishes to turn these first drafts into writings that have meanings. The author is seeking opinions from those writers who wish to read the novel and to provide him with ideas on how to edit and revise this novel into a book that can be submitted for publication.

Author's Note:

The lives of people brings a question that needs to be answered Does HASHEM or God forsee every event in human life, or do people control their life. This novel is based on the life of an elderly member of our synagogue who passed twenty years ago at almost 100 years of age. His stories regarding his life in Russia, first as a soldier in the First World War, life during the Russian Revolution, the constant fear created by Russia's internal difficulties, and the Great Patriotic War (the Second World War. His life put forward the ideas created in this novel.

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