By Yosef Deutsch Let My Nation Go is far more than a retelling of the story of the Jewish people in Egypt. The author, Rabbi Joseph Deutsch, spent years of exhaustive study to research this true historical drama. The result is a well-written work of great depth and beauty. Jewish literature is rich in documents and resource material that go back to the time of the Exodus. Rabbi Deutsch examined hundreds if not thousands of these resources that include the literature of the Talmud, the Midrashim, and hosts of other Rabbinic sources. He then pooled this intricate material together to create a text of magnificent drama and historical accuracy. Let My Nation Go begins with the patriarch Jacob's arrival in Egypt, then shows how the period of Egyptian slavery developed. At the same time we are introduced to the personality of Moses and we see how his life developed in Egypt and how he came to be the leader of the Jewish people. The book concludes with a detailed account of the Exodus, the arrival at the Red Sea, and the glorious song that was sung by the people as they marched through the parted waters. This volume reads like a novel, yet it relates - with razor-sharp accuracy - the historical beginnings of the Jewish people. For students of history, for students of theology, or for anyone who enjoys a text that is panoramic in scope and filled with narrative drive, Let My Nation Go is an ideal text to turn to.