17 Apr “Le Codex D’Alep”

The French version of "The Aleppo Codex" -- "Le Codex D'Alep" -- has just been published by the wonderful people at Albin Michel. (More details here.) I spotted the book myself at Gagnani Books on the Rue de Rivoli, right next to the Louvre:  ...

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22 Jan Sami Rohr Prize ceremony, Jerusalem

I'm currently recovering from the wonderful Sami Rohr Prize ceremony here in Jerusalem, an event that included Syrian food and a killer electric oud. And, of course, a literary crowd packed into the ballroom at the King David Hotel. You can read a bit more...

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11 Dec To the Best of Our Knowledge

The mystery of the Aleppo Codex is featured on this week's episode of the great US public radio show To the Best of Our Knowledge. The episode is devoted to the idea of the "magic book," and is well worth a listen in its entirety: For...

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07 Nov 2014 Sami Rohr Prize

Some incredible news this evening (Nov. 7) from the Jewish Book Council: I have been awarded the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for The Aleppo Codex. The Rohr Prize  is the biggest Jewish literary award and one of the biggest in general. The previous winners are...

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07 Oct Religion Newswriters Association book award

The RNA -- that would be the Religion Newswriters Association, not the Romantic Novelists' Association, which I'm sure is also a wonderful organization -- recently announced their annual awards, including one for the year's best religion books. The Aleppo Codex picked up second place. It's a pleasure...

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03 May 2013 Canadian Jewish Book Award

I was thrilled be informed that The Aleppo Codex has been awarded the 2013 Canadian Jewish Book Award in the history category. The awards were announced in Toronto yesterday, May 2. Thanks to the judges and the folks behind the award; it's lovely to have my...

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