(EBOOK NEW) The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1

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Download ↠ The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Summary í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon an international bestseller is an extraordinary novel that transports listeners into the universe of Jewish Kabbalah during the Lisbon massacre of April 1506 Just a few years earlier Jews living in Portugal were dragged to the baptismal font and forced to convert to Christianity Many of these New Christians persevered in their. The hero of this historical mystery is Berekiah Zarco a Portuguese secret Jew who is determined to find out who murdered his uncle even though Lisbon is teeming with maddened Christians determined to attack anyone they suspect may be a JewThis was my favorite of the 54 books I read in 2011 for several reasons It takes place in fascinating time period about a century after the Spanish Reconuista when the Inuisition was wreaking terror in Spain and Portugal was in danger of being next Part of the book takes place in Istanbul a city I love Zimler writes beautifully The book is rich in period details that bring both Lisbon and Istanbul then Constantinople to life The plot is complex This is a book about relationships as much as it is a mystery novel The interactions between Berekiah and his Uncle Abraham between Berekiah and his best friend and between Berekiah and his extended family both moved the plot along and made one care about all the characters I enjoyed learning about kabbalism in the early 16th centuryThis is a book I plan to read again in part because the plot was so complex and in part just to enjoy being with these characters again I recommend The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon to anyone who likes historical fiction or historical mysteries or who has an interest in the history of the Sephardic Jews

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Download ↠ The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Summary í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler Jewish prayers and rituals in secret and at great risk; the hidden arcane practices of the kabbalists a mystical sect of Jews continued as wellOne such secret Jew was Berekiah Zarco an intelligent young manuscript illuminator Inflamed by love and revenge he searches in the crucible of the raging pogrom for the killer of his beloved uncle Abraham a renowned. 35 This book set in Portugal just after the Inuisition where Jews New Christians were massacred the nephew of the famous Kabbalist Abraham is at the center of both a mystery and the race to save the lives of his remaining family neighbors and community while also saving a genezia full of books and torahs and other sacred writings largely done by members of his familyWhat is it about Geniziahs these days I swear to God this is like the fifth book I have read in the last six months which features a geniziah as its central character and plot twist And it sounds like the author wrote the novel out of actual pages from an actual person detailing his adventures leaving Portugal in 1506 as the Last Kabbalist in Lisbon The book was filled with violence and hatred and that was painful but also mysticism and mystical experiencing and the unveiling of all the characters of how they survived keeping pieces of their old identities alive as their very lives were at risk It was interesting painful and the whole mystical mystery and the saving of the sacred writings and illustrated works is at the center of the tale Just one detail to mention that for me makes the book and in no way destroys the plot Its the friendship Beri has with his deaf Arab friend Farid As children they played together and they had developed a sophisticated language of communication using sign and spelling totally that they had devised Watching the friends communicate in a deeply profound way and witnessing their precious friendship even in the most perilous of times was the absolute heart and soul of the book for me Just beautiful and enduring And private Seemingly no one else had the relationship with Farid no one valued him nor knew how smart and insightful committed and loyal he was What is unknown to most is that Arab Jewish or Gentile Jewish tight friendships like these have existed for centuries and still today So glad that was an element featured in the book

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Download ↠ The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Summary í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler Kabbalist and manuscript illuminator discovered murdered in a hidden synagogue along with a young girl in dishabille Risking his life in streets seething with mayhem Berekiah tracks down answers among Christians New Christians Jews and the fellow kabbalists of his uncle whose secret language and codes by turns light and obscure the way to the truth he see. 1 NOV 2015 it s a re read 7 NOV 2015 this is a book to read slowly in order to savor the goodness It is still a 5


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    (EBOOK NEW) The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 The Strength of WeaknessMystics are the smart alecks of the religious world always exhibiting some degree of ironic detachment from the average believer They're tolerated but generally everyone is annoyed by their aloof strangeness T

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    Free read The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Richard Zimler ✓ 7 Read & Download (EBOOK NEW) The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 The hero of this historical mystery is Berekiah Zarco a Portuguese secret Jew who is determined to find out who murdered h

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    Summary í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler (EBOOK NEW) The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 This was not a book but a landscape the landscape of Portugal into which the Spanish Inuisition had spread The author gives us many details of the daily life of the New Christians the Jews forced to convert to Christianity and then shows in graphic detail how that life was shattered and the blood ran out What he doesn't give us are characters who make any sense I couldn't sympathize with the main characters or visualize the minor ones the

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    Free read The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Summary í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler Richard Zimler ✓ 7 Read & Download 35? This book set in Portugal just after the Inuisition where Jews New Christians were massacred the nephew of the famous Kabbalist Abraham is at the center of both a mystery and the race to save the lives of his remaining family neighbors and community while also saving a genezia full of books and torahs and other sacred writings

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    Free read The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 (EBOOK NEW) The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Summary í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler It's difficult for me to express just how much I adored this book I picked it up intending to read a couple chapters in the

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    Richard Zimler ✓ 7 Read & Download Summary í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler Free read The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 I've seen this book praised for its historical detail but I found it grating because it imposed a lot of modern sensibilities on the past It proposes itself as a translation of a period manuscript but it captures nothing of the writing style of the era and asks us to suspend our disbelief that a 16th century Portuguese Jew would have written a thoroughly modern novel complete with sexual references I've read medieval texts and wh

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    (EBOOK NEW) The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 1 NOV 2015 it's a re read 7 NOV 2015 this is a book to read slowly in order to savor the goodness It is still a 5

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    (EBOOK NEW) The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Summary í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler The Inuisition and the persecution of Jews are topics that always interested me so I was curious to read this book because it’s focused precis

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    (EBOOK NEW) The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Richard Zimler ✓ 7 Read & Download Free read The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Do you know what it means to look at a headless baby sitting in a shovel? It is as if all the languages in the world have been forgotten as if all the books ever written have given up to dust And that you are glad for it In this ext

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    (EBOOK NEW) The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 A fascinating story of the Jewish remnant hidden in Lisbon in plain sight Living as Catholic and holding to their own religion behind the facade and eventually fleeing or worse A beautifully written story laced wi

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  • Paperback
  • 318
  • The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1
  • Richard Zimler
  • English
  • 14 April 2020
  • 9781585670222