Window To Yesterday: The Swordsman – Book 1

(4 customer reviews)



What if … buried deep inside your brain were eyewitness memories of events that changed history? Memories of what your own great, great – too many to write – grandfather or grandmother saw and did when they were young.

Of how a prankster, a hothead, and a smart, tough girl 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? Would you want to know?

And what of those Judeans whose ideas, not swords, would one day conquer the world? It’s too late for them. But it’s not too late for you.

This series debut is fun, thought-provoking, and historically accurate. But what’s with the goat?

For ages 12-120.

  • Series: Window To Yesterday (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 118 pages
  • Author: Jeff Lefkowitz
  • ISBN-13: 978-1946124524

See Also Window To Yesterday: The Torchbearer Book 2

4 reviews for Window To Yesterday: The Swordsman – Book 1

  1. “Window to Yesterday: The Swordsman is 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 Milton Steinberg’s As a Driven Leaf, which does the same thing for early second-century Rabbis. By far, that book has been the favorite among my students of Judaism in antiquity because it makes the history so personal and meaningful. No wonder it has been republished many times over since it first appeared some 70 years ago. I fully hope and expect that this book will have the same memorable impact on its young — and older — readers for an equally long period of time.”-Elliot Dorff, Rabbi, Ph.D. Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy American Jewish University

  2. “What a fun and engaging way to learn about Jewish history! Jump in with these lovable characters as you go back in time to the dilemmas of the Jews living in the 1st century in the land of Israel. 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.

  3. “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

  4. 5 out of 5

    “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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