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Geraldine Brooks’s New Novel About the Sarajevo Haggadah

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks’s new novel, People of the Book, explores the history of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah – one of the earliest illuminated Jewish volumes.

Event: Geraldine Brooks will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, January 9 at 7 pm
Union Square Barnes & Noble

Guests:

Geraldine Brooks
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Comments [5]

megan from Park Slope

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Passover/TO_Pesach_History/Medieval_409.htm

Jan. 09 2008 01:46 PM
megan from Park Slope

what a beautiful book - the Sarajevo Hagadah

see here:

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Passover/TO_Pesach_History/Medieval_409.htm

Jan. 09 2008 01:46 PM
Sue from North Salem, NY

Just reserved the at my library, can't wait to read it.

Jan. 09 2008 01:18 PM
anthony clune from downtown

I thought the city of Prague itself was meant as a museum or "monument" to an extinct race... What a great story...

also the section that features "people of the book" is one of the koranic touchstones that progressive muslims look to for a divine mandate of tolerance and peace...

Jan. 09 2008 01:17 PM
Tami from New Jersey

I love Ms. Brooks' book: Year of Wonder and have People of the Book on hold at the library! I find it interesting that she says that there were no illustrations on Jewish medieval works due to an interpretation of the command re: graven images. There are plenty of ancient Jewish Kesubos (marriage contracts), haggados, etc. with illustrations.

Jan. 09 2008 01:11 PM

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