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Just a few years earlier, Jews living in Portugal were dragged to the baptismal font and forced to convert to Christianity. Many of these New Christians persevered in their Jewish prayers and rituals in secret and at great risk; the hidden, arcane practices of the kabbalists, a mystical sect of Jews, continued as well. One such secret Jew was Berekiah Zarco, an intelligent young manuscript illuminator. Inflamed by love and revenge, he searches, in the crucible of the raging pogrom, for the killer of his beloved uncle Abraham, a renowned kabbalist and manuscript illuminator, discovered murdered in a hidden synagogue along with a young girl in dishabille. Risking his life in streets seething with mayhem, Berekiah tracks down answers among Christians, New Christians, Jews, and the fellow kabbalists of his uncle, whose secret language and codes by turns light and obscure the way to the truth he seeks. A marvelous story, a challenging mystery, and a telling tale of the evils of intolerance, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon both compels and entertains.

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The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, an international bestseller, is an extraordinary novel that transports listeners into the universe of Jewish Kabbalah during the Lisbon massacre of April 1506.

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Set in the universe of the Jewish Kaballah during the Lisbon massacre of April 1506, this novel tells the story of a secret Jew named Zarco who searches for the killer of his uncle, a renowned kabbalist and manuscript illuminator, encountering a secret language and code that obscures the truth.

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Richard Zimler was born in New York and studied journalism at Stanford University. He has published eight novels over the last fifteen years, including the famous The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon. He has won numerous prizes for his work, and is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Visit zimler.com.

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goldencenter, November 4, 2010 (view all comments by goldencenter)
Excellent mystical/historical/fictional murder mystery. The original manuscripts (scrolls) of the book were actually written at the time the book takes place in the early 1500's. The current author has translated from the original ... but a surprise and most mystical experience led to the discovery of the manuscripts and the translator's ability to even read them - they were written in a language no longer in contemporary use, but a specialty of the author. An excellent read and a most mystical experience.
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ISBN:
9781585670222
Preface:
Zarco, Berekiah
Author:
Zarco, Berekiah
Preface by:
Zarco, Berekiah
Preface:
Zarco, Berekiah
Author:
Zimler, Richard
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Portugal
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
318
Dimensions:
17.27 x 137.16 mm
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, an international bestseller, is an extraordinary novel that transports listeners into the universe of Jewish Kabbalah during the Lisbon massacre of April 1506.
"Synopsis" by , Set in the universe of the Jewish Kaballah during the Lisbon massacre of April 1506, this novel tells the story of a secret Jew named Zarco who searches for the killer of his uncle, a renowned kabbalist and manuscript illuminator, encountering a secret language and code that obscures the truth.
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