The Lost Crown

Showings

West Newton Cinema Sun, Nov 10 4:00 PM
A journey following the pages that mysteriously disappeared from the Aleppo Codex, the oldest known manuscript of the Bible.
Film Info
Director(s):Avi Dabach
Country:Israel
Year:2019
Language:English, Hebrew
Running Time:65 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:Immigration
Israel
Israeli History
Mystery
Sephardic
Website:https://www.michasfilms.com/thelostcrown
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MichasFilmHouse/

Description

The Aleppo Codex, the oldest known manuscript of the Bible, was the crown of Syria’s Jewish community for seven centuries. But after riots set fire to the synagogue where it lived, the city’s Jews decided to smuggle the Codex to safety in Israel. En route, a third of the book's pages mysteriously disappeared. Were they simply lost in the fire or is there a more sordid history? Filmmaker Avi Dabach meets the people obsessed with this affair — from a best-selling author to an elderly Mossad agent, to find out and uncovers a web involving antique dealers, wealthy collectors, and corrupt officials.

 

Followed by a conversation with Producer Judith Manassen Ramon and Dr. Yael Berda

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