The horrors and injustice of the Spanish Inquisition are well known and often seen as a dark part of the past, from which we have learned and progressed. The Anointed provides an stunning example of personal fortitude in the face of adversity that echoes many aspects of contemporary life. Halevi shows how, despite all odds, it is tolerance, wisdom, compassion, and understanding that undermine the efforts of prejudice, fear, ignorance, and hate. Most importantly, Halevi demonstrates that God is bigger than all humans, and that we can never truly judge, lest we be judged. Bibliography. Index.