Window to Yesterday
And you thought you had weird dreams...
For ages 12-120
What if ... buried deep inside your brain were eyewitness memories of events that changed history? Memories of what your own great, great - too many to write - grandfather or grandmother saw and did when they were young.
Of how a prankster, a hothead, and a smart, tough girl were swept up in one of history's great clashes: the first war between the ruthless Roman Empire and underdog Judea.
Are you the descendant of heroes? Or of cowards? Would you want to know?
And what of those Judeans whose ideas, not swords, would one day conquer the world? It's too late for them. But it's not too late for you.
It is the eve of the First Crusade.
Young David lives in the land once called Israel, now ruled by Muslims. From his shackled destiny, David rebels and seeks adventure and freedom. But at what cost?
Brilliant Rebecca and Rabbi Elazar have found a haven in the idyllic German lands, where Judaism blossoms. Then comes the fateful November cry for revenge... With love and laughter, courage and betrayal, together - and apart - they step into war.
Fast-paced but profound, as much comic as tragic, The Torchbearer captures Jewish history's harrowing glory.