Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel. Four young outsiders go undercover at the founding of Israel in this gripping, intimate, and. It is beyond doubt that Matti Friedman, a Canadian-Israeli journalist, deserves it. The Aleppo Codex, also known as the “Crown,” was Judaism’s most. The Aleppo Codex, by Matti Friedman. In an age when physical books matter less and less, here is a thrilling story about a book that meant.

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Except, of course, for the fact that is not really there – at least not all of it This is a solid four-star read, though. Culture Historical Theology Old Testament.

It looked like a tedious bit of history and I was imagining a dry, boring lecture about an old book. Friedman, a determined journalist and researcher, wrote this non-fiction book describing alelpo attempts to get to the bottom of the various mysteries around what happened to the Codex since All of sudden pages are missing.

The first limousines pulled up beside bare trees and a grove of flagpoles at Flushing Meadow, on the outskirts of New York City, discharging their passengers into a gray building that had once housed a skating rink.

The Brazilian diplomat read from a paper.

‘The Aleppo Codex’ by Matti Friedman

Seemed this book as written for a movie script rather than for general readership. Now that it is here it is so great and wonderful that it surpasses human words. Feb 01, Linden rated it it was amazing.


Other sections were lost stolen, damaged in the fire, or having otherwise somehow disappeared. Nov 22, Judie rated it it was amazing. While the official account is simple and straightforward, Friedman reveals that the true story is anything but.

While I closed the book feeling like I knew a whole lot more about the Codex than I had previously, and even feeling like I could make some educated and distinctly plausible guesses about what had happened to it, none of us will ever really know which can feel a bit frustrating after all that investigation.

The Aleppo Codex is the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible that was written by hand. A facsimile of the actual Aleppo Codex but missing most of the Torah may be found in the Biola Library, frkedman it friedmzn also been published online.

But I will allow myself one spoiler: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The synagogue where the Crown was protected was set afire and the Crown was thought to have been burnt. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Many of them were not returned to their original owners. Eventually, we get a partial answer to these questions and more, including revelations of a cover-up aleppl informed speculation that points the finger at particular parties.

Book Review: The Aleppo Codex (by Matti Friedman)

Arab leaders and diplomats responded with stunned fury. Despite a growing tendency in our own times to paint the premodern Islamic world as an Eden of religious tolerance in which Jews flourished, they always lived by the whims of fickle rulers and the mood of a hostile majority. It’s well-researched, well-written, and enlightening. The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman. Many of them were contradictory.


Matti Friedman | Matti Friedman – author of The Aleppo Codex

Although I’ve been more of a non-fiction fan lately, this is where fiction has the upper hand; an author who’s sticking to the truth can’t really make a story more gripping than it is. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I had no idea I was actually plunging into a real myster Do you like a good mystery? Why was everyone after this book. Published by Highbridge in High above us we seemed to hear the beating of the wings of history. It is indeed a page-turner but [spoiler alert], the mystery of those missing pages is never solved, although fingers are pointed at convincing targets, the very folks one would hope would never stoop to steal such an important piece of Jewish heritage.