This sounds like a big, juicy read. It comes highly recommended by the Libray Journal. Here's the blurb:
The Books of Rachel is a fictional microcosm of 500 years of Jewish
history. Since the 15th century, in the Cuheno family, the first
daughter born to the family is given the name Rachel and a heritage of
faith and courage as precious as the family diamond. A saga sweeping
from the Spanish Inquisition to the birth of a Jewish homeland.