There is a legend that some Jews, after the Babylonian conquest of Israel, were taken as slaves to Spain. Ultimately, they allegedly founded Toledoth - the City of Generations - now Toledo. On the expulsion of Jews from Spain, ghostly testimonials remained, testifying to the long time Jewish presence. One monument is the synagogue (whose eastern wall appears on the cover) built by Samuel Levi Abulafia, Castile's treasurer. With his fall from grace, the community atrophied. But while history marches on, private lives continue - and this is the tale of why Sa?l Abandana had two wives and how the three survived the events of their times.