14 Jun ForeWord Review: Claire Posner

The Aleppo Codex is part historical exposé, part international thriller, and part meditation on the passions awakened by religion and religious artifacts. In this book, Matti Friedman carefully outlines the epic journey of The Crown of Aleppo, the most perfect copy of the Jewish Torah....

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13 Jun Hebrew Book Week, Jerusalem

I'll be at Liberty Bell Park in Jerusalem (Gan Ha-Pa'amon, for Hebrew speakers) signing copies of the (Hebrew) book starting at 8pm on Thursday, June 14. Come on down if you're in town...

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13 Jun The Wall Street Journal review: Benjamin Balint

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...

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03 Jun Q&A with The Jewish Journal

‘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...

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01 Jun Radio Interviews

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...

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19 May Updated review roundup

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...

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19 May Christian Science Monitor review: Jackson Holahan

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...

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