Can someone recommend some good resources on delving into the state of Judaism between entry to Israel and the destruction of the first temple? Specifically, the state of the religion. What did it look like in all aspects, halachically and hashkafically.
I very much wish to know what the average Jew's relationship with Hashem looked like back then, as well as what their daily religious schedule might have looked like, what the family and societal dynamics were, and their general worldview, zeitgeist and umwelt - ideally all comparative with other periods in our history.
I am especially keen to try and find out what we have lost since then, possibly as punishment and a result of our the distancing in our relationship with Hashem.