|About the Book|
Did you know ...... that on D-Day -- the decisive day of battle in World War II -- Hitler overslept?... that a few stray bombs led to Germanys defeat in the Battle of Britain?... that the Watergate scandal saved Israel during the Yom Kippur War?MoreDid you know ...... that on D-Day -- the decisive day of battle in World War II -- Hitler overslept?... that a few stray bombs led to Germanys defeat in the Battle of Britain?... that the Watergate scandal saved Israel during the Yom Kippur War?... that a misstatement by a government official caused the collapse of the Berlin Wall? These and many other bizarre coincidences of history are the subject of this book.This is not a Jewish history book. It is a book about history -- specifically, 20th century history -- from a Torah-based, Jewish perspective. Yaakov Astor reveals the hidden hand of Hashem in many of the remarkable twists of fate of 20th century history, while also shedding light on some of the valuable Torah messages we can derive from studying it. In this era of media overload -- which only obscures the presence of Hashem in our lives -- this book offers a fascinating, insightful approach to viewing both historical and current events from a proper Torah perspective. Its a real eye-opener, and a captivating read!By examining his past history, every person can discover a great network of intricate plan and purpose, which makes him aware of Hashems constant guidance of the individuals footsteps. By examining the events of Mankinds history, one becomes aware of Hashems guidance of the affairs of nations.-- Rabbi Avigdor MillerThe media barrage in the world today is relentless. This Information Age in which we live has created a situation where were never more than minutes away from the latest news. But the way all that information is presented to us -- thats where it gets tricky. Its clear that the secular media not only doesnt believe in Hashem, but that, by and large, they are anti-religious. That reality deeply colors the information they feed us.We know the truth, though. The things that happen to us individually -- and all the more so the events that affect communities, countries and entire continents -- are anything but random. As Rabbi Miller emphasizes, there is a Director guiding all events, large and small. We just need to train ourselves to detect His hidden hand.This book is an essential key to getting that training. But be warned -- the perspectives it offers will open your eyes and heart in ways you never imagined.