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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16 May A brief 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...

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16 May Publication day: Algonquin blog

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...

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16 May CultureMob review

The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman First line: “In the summer of 2008, in a dark underground room at Israel’s national museum in Jerusalem, I encountered one of the most important books on earth.” This may look like a sequel to The Da Vinci Code, but...

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15 May Boston Globe review: Brook Wilensky-Lanford, May 15, 2012

‘The Aleppo Codex’ traces the history of perhaps most authoritative manuscript of Jewish Bible Matti Friedman, an Associated Press reporter, thought he’d found the perfect human interest story. Perhaps the most authoritative manuscript of the Jewish Bible, the Aleppo Codex, called the Crown, had been annotated...

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