A starred review of Pumpkinflowers from Publishers Weekly: Friedman, an Israeli journalist and writer, recounts the history of a hilltop bunker in southern Lebanon that was held by the Israeli army during the 1990s, beginning with the biography of a young soldier stationed there and transitioning into...

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:  ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I was thrilled to be notified today that the American Library Association has awarded The Aleppo Codex the 2013 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature. It's a unique honor to be recognized by people who love and live books. Many thanks to the ALA...