Allan Appel

The Sacrifice of Isaacson

Coming Soon

This new novel, a dark comedy about the binding of Isaac, the Israeli-Palestinian struggle, jogging, Zen meditation, Davy Crockett and the presence of angels on American college campuses, is now being offered to publishers.

Selected Works

"This is an unabashed joyride of a novel, at turns hilarious and bittersweet. It's a wholly original take on adolescence with a wild Jewish Lolita at its warm heart, a creature at once a thing of spirit and the irresistible flesh. Pure exhilaration." -- Steve Stern
A hilarious irreverent view of contemporary religious manners examining what we mean by faith and marriage in the 21st century.

“Appel shows the hand of a deft theologian, crafting a truly funny, spiritually observant novel of religious identity and experience.”
--John Green, Booklist
A heartbreaking and hilarious Jewish-Buddhist love story that takes on critical religious issues of our time.