By Mirjam Pressler
Jerusalén, 1192: los caballeros templarios han perdido l. a. Ciudad Santa, todos han sido ejecutados por orden del sultán Saladino. Solo le perdona l. a. vida a uno, al joven Curd von Stauffen, quien a su vez salva de un incendio a Recha, los angeles bella hija del comerciante judío Natán, llamado el Sabio.
Alrededor de Natán, judíos, cristianos y musulmanes intentan hallar sentido a sus vidas y convivir de manera pacífica. Sin embargo, el comerciante tiene también poderosos enemigos que conspiran contra su vida.
En medio de estas disputas, Saladino se encuentra con Natán para poner a prueba su proverbial sabiduría. «¿Cuál es l. a. religión verdadera?», le pregunta. Natán le responde con l. a. famosa parábola de los tres anillos, que sitúa el amor al prójimo y los angeles tolerancia por encima de cualquier creencia.
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