The Return to Yerushalayim, Stories of Hope & Courage From the Second Beis Hamikdash Era

• The Jews finally have permission to return from exile. But how can Achikam leave his promising future in Bavel and head out to the unknown?
• Yonasan Hakohen dreams of performing the mitzvah of terumas hadeshen in the newly rebuilt Beis HaMikdash. Will he make it to the top of the Mizbei’ach before the other Kohanim?
• In his vital mission in besieged Jerusalem, Todros encounters many men, Jews and Romans. But are they friend or foe?

They were four centuries that have marked our people’s destiny until today – the years of the Jews’ return to Eretz Yisrael, the glory days of the Second Beis HaMikdash, the terrible times that brought its destruction. This tumultuous era comes to vivid life in The Return to Yerushalayim – a unique blend of engrossing fiction stories set against the backdrop of true historical events.

The stories, arranged in chronological order, rely heavily on Torah sources – Mishnah, Gemara, Midrashim – as well as more recent books on Jewish history written from a Torah perspective. Every story concludes with historical notes, giving fascinating information about the period.

Seeing life in the times of the Beis HaMikdash through the eyes of this book’s varied and fascinating characters will surely awaken our yearning for its rebuilding.

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