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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.
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Shulamit, a biblical scholar from England, returns to her grandparents' home in Jerusalem for a visit after an absence of many years. Almost immediately she becomes embroiled in a family feud over possession of the so-called Shepher Codex, a mysterious manuscript which has been discovered in the attic.
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