Radio West Interview

August 2, 2012

KUER Radio West (Salt Lake City)

Interviewer: Doug Fabrizio

Around 930 CE, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. Over the centuries, it was stolen by Crusaders, ransomed to Egypt and eventually found a home in Syria, where it was protected by the Jewish community in Aleppo. Today it’s in Jerusalem, but how it arrived there with nearly half the pages missing is a story of subterfuge, state cover-ups and even greed. Thursday, Doug is joined by journalist Matti Friedman to talk about “The Aleppo Codex” and the role it played in creating modern Israel.

Listen to the interview here.