Prepare yourself for an extraordinary adventure! In the following pages, you’ll traverse a time continuum spanning more than 4,000 years as you learn about the history of the Jewish people. We’ll begin in the area known as the Fertile Crescent, the cradle of civilization and the home of the early Hebrews. Then, we’ll move forward in time and place to follow the footsteps of Abraham and descend with Jacob’s clan into Egypt, emerging years later as a nation searching for freedom and the Promised Land. We will witness the founding of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, their destruction, the re-establishment of the Second Temple, and how it, too, was destroyed. The Everything Jewish History and Heritage Book brings together all the rich history that has united the Jewish people for centuries—for everyone to enjoy.