An odyssey as thrilling and discouraging as that of Ulysses. This story of the Jews finds them wandering and waiting, finding hope and losing it, facing conflict and persecution. It is both inspiring and valuable as it depicts the progress of Judaism, the problems it has met, and the genius of its organization. A three thousand year period is spanned, from the ancient to the modern crisis. An important book for the Jewish people, and for those others interested in their struggle.