What readers are saying
"A magical juxtaposition of the Mexican heritage alongside mourning practices in the Jewish tradition, from a unique storyteller. Matilde Konigsberg goes beyond merely sharing reality and facts, and delivers a heartfelt perspective on unresolved family matters, complete with ghosts visitations seeking forgiveness. A must-read mystical memoir!"
— June Gottlieb, psychotherapist, writer, actress
"The Seven Jewish Samurai is a captivating story of spirits mingling with the living, and a rich blending of the Latin and Jewish cultures. This intriguing tale of family secrets is filled with nostalgia, childhood memories, and grief over the loss of both parents. It's a daring and honest exploration of family dynamics that will captivate you from beginning to end."
— David Rosell, wealth manager, speaker, author of Failure Is Not an Option and Keep Climbing
"The Seven Jewish Samurai is reminiscent of Isabel Allende's surrealism: ghostly apparitions, fast moving scenes, and the dwelling of psychic presences both humorous and morose. The story grown into the captivating tapestry as the color and theatrics of Mexico intermingle with stories from the author's childhood. The bilingual narrative -Spanish and English dancing together - soars with the integrity of the author's journey into heroic and impressive individuality. This book will have a long lasting impact over time for many readers."
— Katya Williamson, author, Awakening in Avebury and Bringing the Soul Back Home
"I just finished the Seven Jewish Samurai of Guadalajara. What a great experience it has been to learn about Matilde's life, her experience with the extraordinary spirits, the culture, and her great sense of humor. It is a profound and beautiful book, and I feel enriched in heart and spirit."
- Betsy Warriner, Consultant Volunteer Central Oregon, 2017 Woman of the Year, Bend, Oregon