The Sarajevo Haggadah is an illuminated Hebrew manuscript that originated in Spain around 1350. Brooks offers a fictional account of the history of this ancient volume, tracking its journey from the 14th century to its appearance at the National Museum in Sarajevo. An Australian expert in ancient manuscripts, Hannah Heath, is the central character.
Academic circles sometimes include a giant who publishes relatively little despite the pleading of students and colleagues. Such a figure was Robert Bertram, whom longtime colleague Edward Schroeder calls, in his grateful foreword, “the most unpublished Lutheran theologian of the twentieth century.”
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Babies from around the world form their own community of joy, and each one, “as everyone knows, had ten little fingers and ten little toes.” Fox and Oxenbury are working together for the first time here. The story ends with “a sweet little child who was mine, all mine.” Recommended for gift giving.