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The Genizah at the House of Shepher

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Winner of the 2007 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature  (Jewish Book Council)
Winner of the 2006 Ribalow Prize (Hadassah Magazine),
Shortlisted for the 2006 Wingate Prize (Jewish Quarterly)

Shulamit Shepher pays one last visit to her grandparents home in Jerusalem after a fateful discovery—a mysterious and valuable Torah manuscript thats been stashed away in the attic genizah, a depository for old or damaged sacred documents, has been uncovered. So begins a remarkable journey that spans four generations of the family Shepher, one that begs Shulamit to reconsider not only her ancestors history and heritage but her own passions, faith, and choices for the future. Haunting and illuminating, The Genizah at the House of Shepher is a tale of love and loss, exile and belonging, tradition and myth that no reader will soon forget.

Synopsis:

A scholar, returning to her family home in Jerusalem, becomes embroiled in a family dispute over a discovered Codex, brought home originally by her great-great grandfather, in this novel that traces one woman's quest to find both love and a true promised land.

About the Author

TAMAR YELLIN received the Pusey and Ellerton Prize for Biblical Hebrew from Oxford University and has worked as a teacher and lecturer in Judaism. She lives in Yorkshire, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312379070
Author:
Yellin, Tamar
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Manuscripts
Subject:
Jerusalem
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.824 in

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