Rival Owners, Sacred Text The story of how the most authoritative manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, spirited to Aleppo in the 14th century, found its way to Israel. By Benjamin Balint In Jerusalem, a gleaming white dome and a black basalt wall shield Israel's greatest treasures—not bejeweled crowns...

‘A window onto 1,000 turbulent years crucial to understanding today’s Mideast’ Journalist and author Matti Friedman discusses his new book, the Aleppo Codex, and the significance today for this often overlooked chapter in Jewish history. Shmuel Rosner We should first provide some explanation for those who haven’t yet read...

There has been a great deal of interest in the book from radio stations across the U.S. Here's a list of some times and stations for a few upcoming live interviews for anyone interested in tuning in: May 31, 11:30am ET: THE FRANKIE BOYER LIFESTYLE SHOW, WBIX/WXBR...

Praise for Matti Friedman’s The Aleppo Codex “The Aleppo Codex could be read as a thriller. It could also be read as a history of the Jewish people, or as a meditation on history and myth. This great book comes closer to containing everything than any book I’ve...

International war, the gradual yet violent retreat of colonialism, and the ongoing construction of a universal Jewish homeland were the brush strokes that colored the uncertain infancy of Israel's statehood. The challenges posed by five simultaneously invading armies aside, Israel’s leaders undertook the difficult task of...

Praise for Matti Friedman’s The Aleppo Codex “The Aleppo Codex could be read as a thriller. It could also be read as a history of the Jewish people, or as a meditation on history and myth. This great book comes closer to containing everything than any...

Matti Friedman’s The Aleppo Codex is a book lover’s dream: Not only is it a book about a book, it’s a page-turning thriller. History dishes up some pretty compelling tales, and Friedman uncovered a spellbinder. “I expected to write a heartening story about the rescue...