A Novel By Fred Snyder (260 Pages)Publisher: Gefen, 2006
Novelist Fred Snyder weaves the divination's of ancient prophet Ezekiel into a suspenseful story of family conflicts, international unrest, and deliverance in Ezekiel s Vision.
Robert Zadok is a young American college graduate determined to make aliyah despite pressures from his family to assimilate. The grandson of a scholar of the prophet Ezekiel, Zadok identifies with his ancestors Zionist principles, and believes he will always be conflicted between those ideals and his connections to his parents. His dream of contributing to Israel s rebirth is so strong that he defies his family s wishes, and sacrifices both his lover and his material comforts to emigrate. Once there, he discovers a city where his grandfather s teachings are still followed, and he begins to study a forgotten manuscript that unlocks the mysteries of Ezekiel s often misunderstood prophecy. Zadok learns the secrets passed down through generations of mystics, but does not yet realize how powerful this knowledge would come to be.
Years later, Zadok is married and living in a Galilee settlement with his new bride. Now a military intelligence officer, his life is what he always dreamed until hostile neighbors threaten Israel s security. His fear for the country escalates when he can t convince his superiors to take preemptive action, so Zadok turns once again to his grandfather s writings. There makes an incredible discovery that could hold the key to Israel s salvation.
Ezekiel s Vision brings to life the controversy surrounding Jewish continuity, the relevance of prophecies to contemporary crises, and the tough choices we often face within our relationships both personal and international. In a story that weaves mysticism, prophecy, and kabbalistic secrets with the everyday challenges of marriage and family life, Fred Snyder illuminates the many conflicts facing Jewish people today.