Freedom Press and JPFO are happy to announce the June 15th publication
of a potent new weapon in the intellectual arsenal of liberty. The
Mitzvah, by AARON ZELMAN and L. NEIL SMITH, is
a novel of today "for those who love freedom -- and for those
When John Greenwood, a Catholic priest from Chicago -- and a liberal
"child of the 60s" -- suddenly learns that he's a Jewish
Holocaust orphan, he asks desperately, what does that make him?
Is he Catholic or Jewish? American or German? Who's right, his pacifist
mentors, or his newfound family, some of whom died fighting Hitler?
Do his liberal beliefs encourage freedom or slavery? Is the real
agenda of the United Nations to destroy the Bill of Rights?
John's mind spins as his struggle to find answers, for himself,
his foster parents, his real family, and his long lost love, plays
out against a background of real events in America and the world
And when John finally speaks out ... the government responds.
Sadly, the majority of Jews in America do not embrace all of the
Bill of Rights for all Americans. The Mitzvah was written
in the hope of changing that. A "mitzvah" is a good deed
or a blessing. Many will wonder if the story is fiction or fact,
but they'll say The Mitzvah is a blessing in our time.
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Size: 7-inches by 4.25-inches
"The Mitzvah is bound to become the Uncle Tom's
Cabin of the 21st century."
-- Rex F. "Baloo" May, author and humorist
"The Mitzvah puts a bayonet right through the pretensions
of American liberalism."
-- Tina Terry, freedom activist
"Zelman and Smith have written a book the establishment doesn't
want you to read. They don't want you to get the picture that reveals
just how far government has gone beyond its limits under the Constitution.
Read this book. Do something the freedom-haters won't like."
-- Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America
Dear Aaron and Neil: Congratulations on The Mitzvah. This
is your best work in years. -- a quick read and a very sharp one.
The characters werestrong, real and believable, as were the dilemmas
they faced. I wastotally engaged from the first sentence to the
last. I kept thinking,"I'll read just one more chapter tonight."
But each paragraph drew meonward and each chapter impelled me into
I'm honored to have gotten the advance look. Can't wait to get
my authentic Smith and Zelman autographed copy. Heaven help us,
may peopleget the message before it's too late.
-- Claire Wolfe, columnist, WorldNetDaily author,
101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution, I Am Not a Number,
Don't Shoot the Bastards (Yet)
The Mitzvah by Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith is powerful
stuff. This attention-grabbing novel tells the story of a Catholic
priest forced to confront evidence that his birth parents were German
Jews who hid their infant son with neighbors before being murdered
in the Holocaust.
As a non-Jew, I was fascinated by the priest's efforts to investigate
his birthright and understand the fundamentals of the Jewish faith.
His intellectual and spiritual journey became my own.
What the priest discovers will alarm most readers. The Mitzvah
clearly shows that in America, not only are many Jewish leaders
and legislators ignoring the Bill of Rights, they are also ignoring
the teaching of Judaism.
Like a clear diagnosis of cancer, The Mitzvah is upsetting
but must not be ignored.
-- John Ross, author of Unintended Consequences
Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith have accomplished something remarkable
with The Mitzvah. It's unquestionably polemic -- with the
same occasional "set pieces" you'd expect in works by
Ayn Rand or Robert Heinlein -- but at the same time very readable.
I felt I came to know the protagonist, Monsignor John Greenwood,
and enjoyed spending time with him. I even woke up in the middle
of the night once, thinking about John and his journey of discovery.
The Mitzvah makes arguments supporting the 2nd Amendment
that badly need to be made.
-- Andrea Millen Rich, President, Laissez Faire Books
"One of the most important Second Amendment novels ever published.
A penetrating and masterful focus on anti-gun liberals and their
schizophrenic views on both firearms and self-preservation. A compelling,
must-read page burner that will cause those for whom the Second
Amendment is merely an embarrassment to squirm in their easy chairs."
-- Peter G. Kokalis, Technical Editor, Soldier Of Fortune
For those who don't understand that the First and Second Amendments
depend on each other, The Mitzvah is required reading. For
those do understand, The Mitzvah is the best book they'll
-- Brad Linaweaver, Prometheus Award Winning Author
The Mitzvah is more than just entertaining reading. It's
about discovering the truth even when it challenges your most deeply
held beliefs,and it's about making the kind of difficult choices
many Americans are facingtoday.
-- Bill O'Brien, Associate Editor, Rifle Shooter magazine
The Mitzvah is a great tool for educating intimates and acquaintancesabout
the realities of surrendering one's sovereignty and personal securityto
those who do not have their best interests at heart. A gripping
noveland a quick read, The Mitzvah forces the reader to come
to grips with fundamental questions. And, while the firearm-phobic
may not quite know how torespond, you will!
-- Dr. Paul Gallant, Dr. Joanne D. Eisen
Somewhere around three in the morning, my wife said, "Are you ever
going to stop reading and turn off the light?"
I lied. "Sure, sweetheart, just a couple more pages."
I finished The Mitzvah at one sitting and wanted it to be
longer. The main character, Monsignor John Greenwood, came to seem
like a real person and I wanted to jump into the story and help
him wrestle with his personal and moral dilemmas. You and Aaron
not only make valuable, even essential points about gun control
that few others are willing or able to make, you invented a story
that moved along and kept me interested ...
[But] I don't know how those who really need to read it ... can
be tricked or cajoled into it. If we could just get a few others
to start reading it with no idea of where the story might be going
that would be ideal.
-- Alan Bock, Senior Editorial Writer at the Orange County
Register, is also a columnist at WorldNetDaily and Antiwar.com,
a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institute, and author of Ambush
at Ruby Ridge.
The novel The Mitzvah by Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smithis
an entertaining and fun read for Second Amendment
advocates such as myself. It should be and would be an enlightening
and thought provoking story for all the anti-gunners; if
only, they would read it.
-- Randy Weaver