The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman
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The Aleppo Codex Summary
In an age when physical books matter less and less, here is a thrilling story about a book that meant everything. This true-life detective story unveils the journey of a sacred text - the tenth-century annotated bible known as the Aleppo Codex - from its hiding place in a Syrian synagogue to the newly founded state of Israel. Based on Matti Friedman's independent research, documents kept secret for fifty years, and personal interviews with key players, the book proposes a new theory of what happened when the codex left Aleppo, Syria, in the late 1940s and eventually surfaced in Jerusalem, mysteriously incomplete.
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"Starred Review. Friedman delivers an atmospheric, tense story about the destruction of a sacred relic, raising inevitable questions about who owns a people's historical treasures." - Publishers Weekly
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Matti Friedman, a correspondent for the Associated Press, grew up in Toronto and now lives in Jerusalem. He has covered two conflicts in Israel and one in the Caucasus and has also reported from Lebanon, Morocco, Moscow, Cairo, and Washington, D.C.
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