posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 06:52 PM
It was copyrighted 4 years ago.
The People of the Book
The novel tells the fictional story of Hanna Heath, an Australian book conservator who is responsible for restoring the Haggadah. The story
alternates between sections set in the present day with Heath and other sections showing the history of the Haggadah.
Told in reverse chronological order, the story follows the Haggadah backward in time as it travels across Europe, from war-torn Sarajevo to the book's
origins. It also explains such clues as missing silver clasps, preserved butterfly remnants, and various stains and spots, which are all eventually
explained as part of the manuscript's long history.
This book I found on the shelf in my studio. It deals with medieval (15th century) problems between Islam (the Moors in Spain), Judaism (through
several centuries), and Christianity (including the Inquisition and their burning of books....in particular how the rabbis and priests were actually
friends, all sinners in some form or another)....
I'm just wondering if any of you who traverse this forum have read it. I find it to be very, very
eye-opening to the state of religious
intolerance (and tolerance, including mutual listening between rabbis and priests, plus political issues of religious importance) some 500 or so years
I urge you perusers of this forum to pick it up and read it. I hope we can talk, then, about how for 100s of years there have
been people who
were willing to "look away" from dogma in order for all of them to survive. Mutual respect included.
Anyway; just a thought. Don't expect much traffic here, but;......it's still a conspiracy in religion, keeping us all "antagonistic"....
We have to just get along, folks.
Just hoping someone out there gets it......
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