From Pumpkinflowers: Chocolate Corn Flakes

1 Comment Matti Friedman‘s book Pumpkinflowers recounts an unnamed war on a small hilltop in Lebanon in the 1990s, a hill guarded by a band of young Israeli soldiers. Though the war has nearly been lost to…

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Memorable Stories for Memorial Day

No Comments No Comments More than just a day for grilling outside in the summer-is-almost-here weather, Memorial Day is a time to remember fallen soldiers and their stories. Here are three books — a memoir, a novel and a…

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Congratulations to The Aleppo Codex

No Comments No Comments Congratulations, Matti Friedman! His book, The Aleppo Codex, was named a finalist for the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. The award “recognizes the unique role of contemporary writers in the transmission and examination…

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Aleppo Codex: The Book that Meant Everything

2 Comments 2 Comments In an age when the importance of physical books is debated, here is a thrilling story about a book that meant everything. A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was…

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Publication Day: The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman

2 Comments 2 Comments 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.…

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