At a time when cynicism masquerades as wisdom and fundamentalism as religiosity, "Moses the Hertic" offers a much needed antidote. It asks the questions, 'What would a Biblical Prophet look like in the 21st century? How might he fight to change our world? And how would the world as we know it fight right back at him?' In the character of Rabbi Moses Levine, Spiro portrays what the Biblical Moses might be like were he active today. Like his contemporaries, Moses Levine is no miracle worker. He must cope with the limitations of his humanity. A tireless and impassioned worker for equity, truth, peace and environmental stewardship, Moses enjoys tremendous success but at the cost of an ever-growing set of enemies desperate to destroy his reputation and legacy.
Daniel Spiro is a graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard Law School. Spiro is a Senior Trial Counsel for the United States Department of Justice where he specializes in fighting health care fraud. He is also the Coordinator of the Washington Spinoza Society, a discussion group sponsored by the Goethe-Institut Washington. Spiro has published works on the role of religion in the public schools and the philosophy of education. In addition, he regularly blogs under the name ""Empathic Rationalist.."" His first novel, The Creed Room (9780974764528), was published by Aegis Press in 2006 to critical praise.