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In 1592, Prague is a relatively safe refuge for Jews who
live within the gated walls of its ghetto. But the peace is
threatened when a young Christian girl is found with her
throat slashed in a Jewish shop on the eve of Passover.
Charged with blood libel, the shopkeeper and his family are
arrested, and all that stands in the way of a rabid
Christian mob is a clever Talmudic scholar, newly arrived
from Poland, named Benyamin Ben-Akiva. Granted just three
days to bring the true killer to justiceâ€”hampered by
rabbinic law, with no allies or connections, and only his
wits, knowledge, and faith to guide himâ€”Benyamin sets off on
a desperate search for answers. Following a twisting trail
from the streets to the shul, from the forbidden back rooms
of a ghetto brothel to the emperor Rudolf II's lavish
palace, he will dare the impossibleâ€”and commit the
unthinkableâ€”to save the Jews of Prague . . . and himself.
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