Trouble begins when Esther and her twin brother Ezra meet a mysterious man in the marketplace. A messenger from far away Hamburg, he delivers a letter that threatens to destroy their father’s reputation as a diamond merchant. With the help of their world-traveling cousin, Esther and her family desperately try to discover the truth. Can they succeed -- before their father’s business is ruined forever?
Meet Esther Meet Esther Bueno, a Jewish girl growing up in the 1670s with her twin brother, Ezra. Their parents fled Portugal when they themselves were children in order to escape the Inquisition. Now the Bueno family lives in Amsterdam -- one of the busiest, most exciting cities in all of Europe. Read about the Bueno twins and share their adventures!
About the series In Jewish Girls Around the World, you'll meet many fascinating Jewish girls from our past. Read about them and experience their worlds. Times and places may change, but being a Jewish girl is always something to celebrate.