Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Masada Factor: Morale of The Story

http://alicehoffman.com/
I have just finished The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. A New York Times bestseller, this is a novel about four women's unique lives intertwined during a time of epic milestone of Jewish survival never so dramatically portrayed as in the story of Masada. Ms. Hoffman is a prolific author of many novels. I was very touched by reading An Author Note at the end of the book.

If they come for us in Israel, we will be ready for them, unlike at Masada. The Jewish slaves of Obama, are behaving much like the Jewish slaves of the Romans who were used to betray and crush their own people. King Herod's Masada was the backdrop and central milieu in Ms Hoffman's The Dovekeepers in this horrific historical drama of the Jews who were holed up at Masada after fleeing Jerusalem for their lives.