This is a journey to the year 999, in the heart of the "remote and wild" continent of Europe, the mansion is excited for the year of the thousand, in which the Son of God may appear a second time. Ben-Atar, a successful Jewish merchant from Tangier, takes with him his two wives, along with his Muslim partner, plus a Jewish rabbi he hired in Andalusia, on a daring and special journey, which begins by ship, through the ocean and the Seine, all the way to the small town of Paris, and continues with a "land addition" ", until Rhines and Vermeiza. All this in an attempt to convince his nephew to heal the rift between them with "Din-Torah", and their flourishing commercial partnership, which was severed according to the claim of the nephew's new wife, widow Ashkenaziya of Vermeiza, whose polygamy of the North African relative causes her reluctance and horror. At the Parisian home of the nephew and his wife, Ben-Atar is going to land with his entire entourage, and with the hospitality that is becoming more and more amusing and amazing, the event turns into a "double trial". The 'mission' is a brilliant attempt to test the possibility of dialogue between cultural codes within the Jewish people, diverted to the eve of the rise of two great Jewish cultures - the "Golden Age" in Spain, and the "Ashkenaz Sages". And no less is a personal journey of a merchant who turns out to be a "philosopher of love", trying to understand life within the tense duality between a man and a woman and within himself. The dialogue that is tense at the point of the seam, the singing in true two-voice - without blending, without mixing, without forcibly melting into one - she is the thing that the book deals with. Yehoshua's incomparable imagination, and his empathy, gave birth to a funny, moving and profound novel, and also later gave birth to a book of essays ('Essays on the End of the Thousand', published by the Kibbutz Ha'Muchaed), and an opera in Hebrew.