This book illuminates two particularly fascinating aspects of Jewish history and culture in one definitive volume. Part one of The Diaspora and the Lost Tribes of Israel
chronicles the vast historic migration of Jews throughout the world, starting in about 585 B.C. Exiled from their homeland or lured by the promise of safe havens, the Jews started the process of acculturation into their host countries while maintaining their Jewish identities.
This story, illustrated with stunning archival and contemporary photographs and exquisite examples of ceremonial art, goes from the heights of Jewish educational, religious, and cultural enlightenment, to the almost unimaginable depths in which many of their communities suffered or perished. Part two explores the complex question of the lost tribes of Israel. Thought to have been lost to the sands of time, there is increasing evidence that vestiges of these ancient tribes continue to exist in some of the most remote and unexpected corners of the world.