The Aleppo Codex By Matti Friedman
Booklist s Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books A superb work of investigative journalism that reads like a detective thriller. "The Wall Street Journal" Friedman s clear writing and dogged pursuit of some otherwise overlooked assumptions read more like a detective novel than history . . . Friedman has written an important account in accessible, gripping prose. "The Christian Science Monitor " A thrilling, step-by-step quest to discover what really happened to Judaism s most important book . . . Many of ["The Aleppo Codex" s] most astute and well-earned revelations are also its biggest surprises. " The Boston Globe" The Aleppo Codex builds to a moral crescendo more impressive than the climactic fight scene in any thriller. " Salon " Friedman creates a riveting story, one that the reader will have a hard time putting down. "The Advocate" Thrilling . . . a real-life National Treasure that reads like fantastical fiction. " CultureMob " [Friedman] opened a treasure box of history, mystery, conspiracy, and convolutions that would do any biblical thriller proud . . . Friedman has done a remarkable job finding sources and digging through archives of getting the Crown s fascinating story out of the shadows and into the light. In the process, he s become the latest in the long line of the Crown s protectors. "Booklist, "starred review Sharply etched . . . A carefully paced narrative of purloined Judaica. " Kirkus Reviews " Friedman s account of how the Codex was taken from Syria in the 1940s, later to resurface in Jerusalem, although no longer"