In the 1940s, Ehud, an idealistic young man from Eretz Yisrael (Palestine) naively believes in the infallibility of his political ideals. Not only is he convinced that they are revolutionary but that he has reached them without any outside influence. He persuades many of his friends to follow his example and join the Palmach (Jewish military force in Palestine), eventually forming a collective rural community - akibbutz.But then Ehud becomes skeptical. He is t sure he wasn't brainwashed after all. He makes a decision to question everything and to refrain from influencingother people's lives. His doubts make him leave the Palmach. Now he won't haveto fight and kill other human beings: neither British r Arabs. He enters HebrewUniversity in Jerusalem intending to study philosophy. But in November 1947, awar between the Jews and the Arabs breaks out. He realizes that the weak Jewishcommunity in Jerusalem can be slaughtered. He can't let other young people fightand die for him. Reluctantly, he joins the Jewish defenders of the city.The book tells the story of this idealistic young man, of his struggles in searchof the truth, his actual fighting in the battle for Jerusalem, and his grappling withadolescent love.This book is the first one in a trilogy.