Every family is a mystery. Every story is a true story. After the death of her beloved wife, Benny, Amona Elon embarks on a journey following her parents and ancestors. It traces the Jewish destiny as it is expressed in the wonderful and terrible vicissitudes of the lives of Faiga and Kodesh HaCohen and their descendants: from the Carpathian Mountains, through the old city of Jerusalem at the beginning of the last century to modern-day New York. Clear tunnels surrounded by thick forests, through sword wells in stone alleys, to the concrete jungle - and back, always back, to the Jerusalem of down and up and of endless longing. With the power of her creative imagination and her rich language, Emona Elon weaves documents and memories, letters and photographs into a pulsating and emotional tract of life. This is a historical novel, illuminated by fiction, and above all a love letter to a partner who is no more, but whose memory lives on. Our soul was waiting is the fifth book by Emona Elon, winner of the Creation Prize for writers and poets. Her previous novels, Simcha Gedol Besemim (2004), and her writings: Our Beloved (2010), Bemofal Meni (2012) and House on Many Waters (2016), have been translated into many languages ??and won the praise of critics and the love of readers.