Sunday Jewish Book Group: The Rabbi Wore a Fedora

Sunday, November 13, 2022 2pm to 3:30pm

1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045 #lmulibrary
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Join us on November 13 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion of "The Rabbi Wore a Fedora" by Rabbi Arthur Gross Schaefer, professor of marketing and business law at LMU's College of Business Administration.

The Sunday Jewish Book and Discussion Group is free and open to the public. This event will happen in person at the William H. Hannon Library (level 3). Please RSVP by contacting Rhonda Rosen at or 310-338-4584.

About the Author

Rabbi Gross Schaefer specializes in a wide range of varied, and surprising, disciplines. He’s a rabbi, a CPA, a legal ethicist and a writer. The Rabbi Who Wore a Fedora is the third in the Rabbi Daniels mystery series, featuring a protagonist who’s also a rabbi and a lawyer. At LMU, where he’s been teaching since the late 1970s, he primarily teaches business law, but he also focuses on legal ethics as well.

Along with his book, Rabbi Gross Schaefer will also talk about his 40 years at LMU, and Jewish life on our campus. Book signing will be available!

About the Book

Rabbi Elijah Daniels experiences more than a little anxiety when he agrees to tour Germany. His good friend, Pastor Dan Winter, assures him it will be a good experience and the Evangelical students he would accompany would benefit from a rabbi's perspective as they tour the country. The rabbi nonetheless worries about how he will respond to the nation that massacred more than six million Jews during World War II. After his arrival, though, he encounters more challenges than he bargained for. He becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a cleaning woman who lives in the institute where he is staying. A brown shirt with a yellow Star of David, his tzedakah dollar found in the murdered woman's hand, and a determined German police kommissar mean serious danger for Rabbi Daniels, who worries he might not be able to solve the mystery of the woman's death before finding himself behind bars. What does the secret group that meets on the institute's second floor have to do with it? Could the young Arab woman's murder have been an honor killing? And why is the rabbi being set up? Follow Rabbi Daniels as he searches for clues to the killer or killers, all the while tailed by a very suspicious kommissar.

About the William H. Hannon Library

The William H. Hannon Library fosters excellence in academic achievement through an array of distinctive services that enable learners to feed their curiosity, experience new worlds, develop their ideas, inform their decision-making, and inspire others. The library is open to the public during regular business hours. More information can be found at

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