Rabbi Lebowitz has waited a lifetime for this moment. No Jew has held the key to the Gate of Zion since AD 70. Yet on May 14,1948, the day of Israel's statehood, the British will turn that key--the symbol of his hope for the nation--over to him. But before the British evacuate, full scale fighting breaks out. Five Middle Eastern nations gather around palestine to divide it among themselves. Caught in the middle, the native Palestinians flee. Is there any hope for peace? for stopping the bloodshed?
The Zion Chronicles series covers the events surrounding Israel's statehood in 1948. Each book vividly portrays the intense struggle of the Jewish people in the aftermath of the Holocaust and the forces, within and without, which engulf the Middle East in conflict and controversy even today. Will there ever be peace in Zion? The Jewish people wonder as they stream into the British Mandate of Palestine after the devastation of World War II. What has happened to God's promises to their nation? These updated classics feature a new look and added study questions suitable for individual use or group discussion.