From war and Churban to the joyous vision of Yerushalayim rebuilt
The “I Was There” Series
Who is afraid of the siege on Yerushalayim? No one.
Yerushalayim is surrounded by three strong walls, and it has enough stockpiles of food to last twenty-one years. The enemy is sure to despair and make a peace treaty…
There’s nothing to be afraid of.
That’s what everyone thought. That’s also what Choni and Shaul, two children who lived in the besieged city of Yerushalayim, thought. But then, it turned out that everyone was wrong… Inside the city were Biryonim. They didn’t want to make peace – not with the Romans nor with their Jewish brothers. In their eyes, the stockpiles of food were just an obstacle… And when they dealt with the food stockpiles, in their way, everyone realized that nothing would ever be the same again.
- Who were the Biryonim and what was their goal?
- Why were there Romans who defected to the Jewish camp?
- How did Choni, the hero of the story, manage to sneak into the Roman camp?
- And most importantly: What happened to the Beis Hamikdash – and what will its real end be like?
Come deep inside the city of Yerushalayim before it was destroyed. There, you – along with the heroes of the story – will trace the events, the personalities, and the wars that led our nation to the situation it is in today.
Understand what happened, feel the pain of the Churban, and wait with great anticipation for the Geulah!
Illustrator: Shiri Cohen