In exile, the goal and the great acheivement of the Jewish people was survival. They survived through hardships, pogroms, poverty while empires crumbled around them. After the Holocaust, the most amazing proof of the strength of survival occurred, with the establishment of the State of Israel, and the path of the Jewish people took a sudden turn. Almost immediately, Israel became a hub of interest to the world, and a major, active player on the world stage.
Prophecies and Providence traces the modern history of the Jewish people through the prism of the Torah and the writings of the sages. Everything happening around us, extraordinary in our eyes, is clearly laid out in the Scriptures. This book completes the connection between the words of the Torah and the modern world.
About the Author
Yehoshua Pfeffer was born and raised in London. Coming to Israel after high school, he studied in Israel, first of all at Yeshivas Beis Yisrael, and then at the Mir Yeshiva, where he remained until his marriage. WIth a law degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and smicha (rabbinical ordination) which he received in 2007, Rabbi Pfeffer focuses his studies primarily on Torah monetary law. He has been a Dayan (rabbinic court judge) on the monetary law court in Jerusalem and is currently rabbi and moderator of a Halacha website. Rabbi Pfeffer, who lives in Jerusalem with his wife and seven children, has written numerous books and articles on different Halachic topics, and travels abroad and around Israel lecturing and teaching.