A special book that crosses the miles and the years. While Miriam Feinberg Vamosh weaves together an ancient story of community disunity, the book provides us with much to learn and apply to the challenges of contemporary community strife. This intriguing volume includes subtle textual references that provide the reader with insights into the daily lives of this historical Jewish people. --Dr. Kerry M. Oltizky, Executive Director, Big Tent Judaism
How can we possibly understand the present? How can we do better, be better, in the future if we don't know the past? In a story based on one woman's survival of Masada, Miriam Feinberg Vamosh has done what few writers can: bring the past to life, determined to make us all think: What would I do if ... ? This story is not only for today's Jewish community, but for Christians as well so that we may all reflect on the meaning of the years that comprised the first century of our Common Era. --Eva Marie Everson, Best-selling Author, President, Word Weavers International, Inc., Director, Florida Christian Writers Conference
About the Author
Miriam Feinberg Vamosh is the author of several informative, illustrated books about ancient times in the Holy Land that have been translated into more than 30 languages. Her love affair with the Bible and ancient sources began in her parents' home and led to her writing career. This love has deepened over many years as a tour educator in Israel. Miriam specializes in weaving together Jewish literary sources, traditions and beliefs, and has a keen discernment for how these sources complement and contrast the origins of the Jewish religious movement that eventually became Christianity. The author is a translator with the English edition of the Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz. Writing about events that took place millennia ago, together with her work for the news desk of a critical, cutting-edge newspaper are part and parcel of the complexities that, for Miriam, make life in Israel a never-ending search for meaning.