Sons of the Covenant: A Tale of London Jewry


Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.5 stars; 4 reviews)

Born in London's poverty-stricken and heavily Jewish East End, the Lipcott boys create their own successes in life and love. The brothers' commitment to improving the lives of working class people leads them to concoct The Scheme to help both the residents of their former neighbourhood and the Jewish people as a whole. The author stresses the responsibility of middle class Jews toward the Jewish poor. Consequently, this 1900 story has its preachy moments as well as some essentialised speculations about Jewish history and character. But the book isn't all earnestness - there are character studies, love interests, and some great comic scenes, too! The son of a Russian rabbi, Samuel Gordon (1871-1927) was born in Germany and came to England at the age of 13. Like Phil Lipcott, his protagonist in this novel, Gordon attended Cambridge University. The club envisioned by The Scheme seems modeled after London's Jewish Working Men's Institute. This was one of several East End organisations (e.g., the Jewish Girls Club, the Brady Boys Club) established by Jewish philanthropists around the turn of the 19th century to "instill in the rising generation all that is best in the English character..." (Col. A. E. Goldsmit, founder of the Jewish Lads Brigade). (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis) (16 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 13:42 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 02 17:15 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 03 21:13 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 04 12:27 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 05 18:51 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 06 26:22 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 07 17:04 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 08 24:49 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 09 13:29 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 10 35:26 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 11 13:17 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 12 42:14 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 13 28:54 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 14 37:44 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 15 17:55 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 16 29:40 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 17 44:31 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 18 Part 1 29:42 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 18 Part 2 36:05 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 19 54:09 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 20 Part 1 16:22 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 20 Part 2 32:21 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 21 26:09 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 22 45:52 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 23 36:51 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 24 45:27 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 25 22:03 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 26 26:09 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 27 29:20 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 28 25:45 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 29 22:57 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 30 36:10 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 31 Part 1 28:27 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Chapter 31 Part 2 37:06 Read by Adrian Praetzellis

Reviews

(5 stars)

Excellent story, very well written. The narrator needs no introduction, of course. Adrian Praetzellis brings to life every book he reads. Many many many thanks. Bless you.

Fantastic!

(5 stars)

The story is well written and the narrator was excellent