The Book's first part relates the spellbinding experiences and trials of Daniel and his three friends at the royal courts of Babylonia and Persia. Challanged again and again to prove their loyalty to Hashem and his Torah, their courageous response inspires us for all generations.
The Book's second part portrays Daniel's visions. They include a graphic description of the "four beasts" that would dominate the Jewish nation, and a panoramic preview of teh Jewish people's destiny until the time of the Revival of the Dead. Daniel's spectacular prophecies reinforce basic concepts of our faith.