A gripping novel masterfully written, A Promise Fulfilled takes
us back in time to meet unforgettable characters caught up in the struggles of
ôordinaryö Jews confronted by extraordinary times.
Menachem Kagan deftly weaves suspenseful stories, complex characters
and the tides of history spanning seven centuries. Jews in a 12th-century French
town grapple with an outrageous anti-Semitic charge against them. The weary
rabbi, the young families, the simple tradesmen, all look to the scholar who is
the only one who can possibly save them. In fifteenth century Spain, a Christian
is inspired by a clandestine circle of Jewish conversos to seek his own
long-buried Jewish heritage, and learns the secret of Jewish survival. Two
hundred years later, a Polish town is bitterly divided between believers and
non-believers in the false messiah, Shabbtai Tzvi. Parents and sons, husbands
and wives, rabbis and laymen battle as the powerful fervor reaches a deadly
crescendo. And centuries later, an assimilated Parisian Jew is magnetically
drawn to the Judaism he despised as he races to escape the Nazi killing machine.
How are they connected? Read this realistic and compelling story and youÆll