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Window To Yesterday The Swordsman

$12.95 USD
$11.95 USD
  • SKU 69020
  • UPC 978-1946124524

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Written by: Jeff Lefkowitz
Grades: 6 - Adult

Publisher: Mazo Publishers

Window To Yesterday The Swordsman


What if … buried deep inside your brain were eyewitness memories of events that changed history?

Memories of how three teens 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? Do you want to know?


Set primarily during the first century and the Great Revolt from Rome, The Swordsman explores divisions within Judean society, Jewish ethical contributions, and the rabbis’ foresight to adapt in the face of tragedy. The clever and engaging chapters highlight the strong Jewish connection to Israel and Jerusalem; some causes of Philo-Judaism and anti-Semitism; and the ancient “Judean way” and its concern for animals, objection to blindly following a leader, and other life lessons still applicable today.

“A wonderfully engaging and easy way for young teens to enter the tumultuous Jewish world of the first century C.E. Readers get to know in a very personal way the issues faced by the people who shaped what Judaism came to be. This book reminds me of … As a Driven Leaf, … by far … the favorite among my students of Judaism in antiquity … No wonder it has been republished many times … I fully hope and expect that this book will have the same memorable impact on its young – and older – readers for an equally long … time.” 


–Elliot Dorff, Rabbi, Ph.D. Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy American Jewish University

“What a fun ... way to learn about Jewish history! Jump in with these lovable characters as you go back in time … This book is extremely well researched, using primary sources as a springboard for compelling historical fiction. Teachers of Jewish history, texts, and culture, this book is your new go-to resource!” 


–Dr. Rachel Lerner, Dean, Graduate Center for Jewish Education, American Jewish University

"Finally, a Jewish book that is both educational and fun to read!  Window to Yesterday seamlessly weaves together fact and fiction. Its use of clever and engaging stories to teach important life lessons reminds me of a more mature, Jewish version of the Wayside School series. I can't wait to share this book with all my students and their families!" 



Rabbi Feivel Rubinstein, Owner/Educator, FreelanceJudaism

"If you like wit, humor, action, and history, then you have to read this book." 


-Colin Dixon, 8th grader at St. Catherine's Montessori School, Houston, Texas

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Window To Yesterday The Swordsman

$12.95 USD
$11.95 USD

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