Ages have passed since the Beni Yisrael, that fierce confederation of tribes that comprised the original children of Israel, scratched a harsh, nomadic existence from the deserts of the Sinai.
Century upon century spent wandering, "from place to place, from city to city, from country to country," hated and dispossessed.
But they endured, forging a legacy rich in cultural and intellectual achievement from an ancient religious heritage.
This is a special people, and theirs is a special story, an epic of magnificent richness, color, and grandeur. It is a story that pleads for a master storyteller to render it in all its complexity and wonder. A storyteller like Howard Fast.
The story of a special people and the trials and tribulations that shaped their identity.
A quick introduction to the history of Jews. A fast read, so to speak. Seems well informed and covers all the high points.