In this book, material is drawn from Biblical sources, travel chronicles, biographies, and modern literary reflections. Each selection is introduced, explained and contextualised by the author. The opening and closing chapters link the idea of Jewish travel as well as personal reflections/experiences of the author's own Jewish journeys.
Jeremy Leigh was born in London but has been living in Israel since the early 1990's. He has been working in the field of Jewish education and travel for the past eighteen years; guiding groups and writing books for other guides (Holocaust Education Trust 2000; UIA Canada Education 2003; UJIA Education 2005). These travels have taken him across Europe and to North America. When not travelling he teaches Jewish History and Israeli Studies to visiting students in Jerusalem.