"The Story of the Jews in the Modern Era 1650-1996. This book is factual and non-judgmental. But the facts of Jewish history, again placed in the proper perspective, force judgments upon us. The book shows how Divine Guidance, the Torah, and Jewish commitment are central to the story of the Jewish people over the last 300 years. Though replete with facts, dates, and anecdotes, it is not narrowly focused. It records a story - unbelievable but true - that has somehow escaped the notice of the world and of many Jews themselves. It is meant not only to inform but to inspire as well. Much of the pain and struggle of the present Jewish world becomes more understandable when one knows the Jewish story of the last three-and-a-half centuries."