The Jewish community of Aleppo, Syria, the biblical Aram Soba, is one of the world's most ancient. The community serves as guardian of the famous Keter Torah scroll, and boasts of a synagogue dating back to the Second Temple Period. This three-story collection interlaces the fictionalized history of Sabato's Aleppo family with social and political turmoil spanning more than a century, from Syria to France and Israel. Sabato skillfully describes how religious values, practice, and faith provide the strength for the Aleppo Jewish community and its descendants to live through difficult times and build meaningful lives.
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