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The Aleppo Codex

The Aleppo Codex

Obsession, Faith and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible
Matti Friedman on the Unsolved Mystery of the Aleppo Codex
I happened upon the manuscript at Israel’s national museum in the summer of 2008 in an empty gallery underneath the room where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. I was a correspondent for AP at the time, and I was desperate to write about anything that wasn’t the endless and circular conflict between Israelis and Palestinians — rockets, airstrike, rockets, press conferences. I understood from the labels in the gallery that this was Judaism’s most important manuscript — the perfect copy of the Bible in Hebrew — and the gap between how important it clearly was and the fact that I never heard of it struck me as something worth exploring.
http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com...olved-mystery-of-the-aleppo-codex


Friedman accepts ‘Aleppo Codex’ prize
Former Times of Israel writer receives $100,000 in ceremony at the King David Hotel, organized by the Jewish Book Council
With emotion and perhaps some trepidation about future expectations, writer Matti Friedman Tuesday night gratefully accepted the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Non-Fiction for his book, The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible.
The prize is accompanied by $100,000, a gift made in order to offer emerging writers the wherewithal to work on their next book. The second prize, awarded this year to Sarah Bunin Benor, author of Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language of Orthodox Judaism, is accompanied by a $25,000 prize.
The Rohr Prize, a gift to philanthropist Sami Rohr from his family for his 80th birthday, has been given annually since 2007 and considers works of fiction and nonfiction in alternating years. Rohr died last year at the age of 86, and Tuesday night’s ceremony was the first since his death in August 2012.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/friedman-accepts-prize-for-aleppo-codex
http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/b...gRwXNzAF7uN40BBgNUYseN/story.html

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