Yosef Deutsch's previous bestseller Let My Nation Live earned a following of avid readers eager to experience more great moments in Jewish history - moments that impact on us forever. With the expertise of a scholar and the pen of a novelist, he recreates the scenes and emotional climate of the era, shedding light on stories we've heard before, but never understood as a reality.
Let My Nation Serve Me recounts the most important episode in Jewish history: the drama and exhilaration of Mattan Torah come alive, drawing us to Mount Sinai where we can visualize Moshe, Aharon, Miriam, and other Biblical figures as though they stood before us. Basing his narrative on the Talmud, midrashim and commentaries, the author weaves a vivid tapestry that portrays the Jews' desert life and the singular event of Revelation as never before.
We view the Sea of Reeds in its eerie calm, the day after the drowning of the Egyptian army; experience the bloodthirsty attack of Amalek; see the Heavenly tumult and hear the Ten Commandments; despair as the Golden Calf rises to ensnare the Jewish people in sin; and finally, relive unbounded joy and thankfulness when Divine forgiveness gives us back the Tablets of the Law, our lives and our future as His People. This is more than a story. Let My Nation Serve Me is a trip back in time, when the Jewish nation was forged in the desert -- and we are there.
Based on Talmudic and Midrashic sources.