From Pumpkinflowers: Chocolate Corn Flakes

December 15, 2016 • 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…


May 26, 2016

Memorable Stories for Memorial Day

No Comments May 26, 2016 • 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…


October 3, 2013

Congratulations to The Aleppo Codex

No Comments October 3, 2013 • 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…


July 11, 2012

Aleppo Codex: The Book that Meant Everything

2 Comments July 11, 2012 • 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…


May 15, 2012

Publication Day: The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman

2 Comments May 15, 2012 • 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.…