Almost two thousand years have already passed since the destruction of Jerusalem and the holy temple at the hands of the Romans, and still, the Jewish peooke continue to mourn and lament over theire irreplaceable loss, as they await the comong of Mashiach and the rebulilding of the Holy temple.
A Time to Weep: The fall of Jerusalem and Betar recreates that painful period in Jewish history in a journalistic styli that brings the reader right into the middle of the furious battles. As the tragic saga unfolds. the noose of the Roman siege tightens around the starving and beleaguered city. We watch in horrified fascination as massive Roman siege machines breach the seemingly impregnable walls and vicious hand to hand combat engulfs the city. and as the awful tragedy reaches its climax, we see vivid images of the Holy temple in flames the Temple courtyard strewn with fallen bodies.
After the destruction of Jerusalem, we witness the heart breaking executions of the Ten Martyrs, the rise and fall of Bar Kochba and the final catastrophe at the fortress of Betar.
Rabbi Leibel Reznick has drawn on numerous Talmudic and Midrashic sources and the writings of Josephus, as well as his own intimate knowledge of the archaeology of the Old City, to creat a living panorama of the downfall of the Jewish homeland and the beginnings of the Diaspora.
In the words of our Sages "those who mourn for Jerusalem will merit to participate in her eventual rejoicing" Yet in order to mourn, we must feel the pain and despair of those who suffered through the destruction of Jerusalem With the help of this warm and passionate book, the reader can share the tragic experience and weep from the depths of his/her heart.
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