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Lilah

Marek Halter

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Set in the magnificent culture of the Middle East more than four thousand years ago, Lilah is a rich and emotionally resonant story of faith, love, and courage. Living in exile, Lilah is in love with Antinoes, a Persian warrior. They have known each other since they were children, and Antinoes dearly wants to make Lilah his wife. Yet Lilah does not feel she can marry without the blessing of her brother, Ezra. She and Ezra are close, and Lilah knows her brother well-he does not want his sister to have a husband outside their faith. Ezra is a scholar of the laws of Moses, and Lilah believes it is her brother's destiny to lead the Jewish people back to the Promised Land. While Antinoes pressures her to accept his proposal, Lilah realizes that before she can consider her own happiness, it is her duty to help her brother accomplish the seemingly impossible task that is before him. Putting herself in grave danger, and with the help of Antinoes, Lilah wins Ezra an audience with Artaxerxes II, the King of Kings, who grants permission to lead the exiles on their journey back to the Promised Land. After a hazardous trip across the desert, Lilah, Ezra, and the thousands who join them arrive in Jerusalem. But the hardship of rebuilding the Temple takes its toll, and the religious enthusiasm of some turns to extremism. Ezra, listening to the zealots, orders all non-Jewish wives and their children banished from Jerusalem. Lilah, whose love for Antinoes has never wavered, is horrified by this command. She knows she must now choose between her brother and her conscience, which tells her that the time has come to defy him. Lilah is a timeless story of one woman's stand against intolerance; it will linger in the reader's mind long after the last page has been turned. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bernadette Dunne

Length:

7h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:24


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:52


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:27


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:02


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:32