Our current read is THE ALEPPO CODEX — A True Story of Obsession, Faith and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible by Matti Friedman. (Non-fiction, 320 pgs., 2012.) Named for the Syrian city in which it was kept,
the 10th century Aleppo Codex has long been considered the most accurate manuscript of the Hebrew Bible. However, in the mid-20th century, poof, a large part of it vanished. Investigative journalist Friedman’s
true-life story is about smuggling, greed, and the tracking down of this treasured document.
We borrow 12 copies of the book through the SF Jewish Community Library’s Book Club-in-a-Box program. According to their blurb: “it feels like a detective thriller, with equal parts history, mystery, conspiracy and
convolutions.” We have a few more copies available.
All CBA members and friends who want to meet for lively, congenial, in-person discussion are welcome. We’ll gather probably in my garden, weather permitting. In May. Stay tuned. Questions and comments to
Linda (707) 544-4532.