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 that's 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.

Author: Tamar Yellin
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 07/22/2008
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.40w x 0.80d
ISBN13: 9780312379070
ISBN10: 0312379072
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Jewish
- Fiction | Family Life | General

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.

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