[E–pub] The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Author Richard Zimler


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    [E–pub] The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Author Richard Zimler 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 wreakin

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    [E–pub] The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Author Richard Zimler 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

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    [E–pub] The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Author Richard Zimler 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

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    free download The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 characters ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler Richard Zimler ✓ 3 summary 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 extraordinary book Zimler takes us back to the beginning of the 16th century in Portugal a time of unspeakable cruelty against Jews for no reason but their faith making us live the bloody and horrific even

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    [E–pub] The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 Author Richard Zimler 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 with historical truth

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  • Paperback
  • 318
  • The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1
  • Richard Zimler
  • English
  • 09 February 2019
  • 9781585670222

free download The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1

Richard Zimler ✓ 3 summary characters ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler free download The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 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 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 precisely on them and it s set in ancient Portugal If you like historical fiction and to learn about historical events which are entangled in a fictional narrative you should probably give this novel a try I really enjoyed Zimler s writing style as well as his way of narrating and I sure want to read from him

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Richard Zimler ✓ 3 summary characters ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler free download The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 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 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 they all ran together The Muslim friend of the hero of the book is a magic token much like the magic Negro in a lot of American literature The prose is florid and overwrought while the mystery is half baked A Dickensian chapter at the end reveals what happens to all the characters in later life but since I didn t care for them in the main body of the story I had no interest in their further adventures I also believe that some of the thoughts in the mind of the major character belong to our century not his and they are thoughts about Judaism from someone who thinks that belief or secularism are the only two options and mutually exclusive That s not how Judaism has been lived and certainly that is not the choice todayIt s disappointing that a book with a promising premise a kabbalist is murdered at home in a locked hiding place during anti Jewish riots in Lisbon and his nephew and heir has to figure out what happened without getting killed himself lost so much in the execution The Bone Man of Benares A Lunatic Trip Through Love and the World 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 they all The Lost Lupin ran together The Muslim friend of the hero of the book is a magic token much like the magic Negro in a lot of American literature The prose is florid and overwrought while the mystery is half baked A Dickensian chapter at the end Chrysanthemum reveals what happens to all the characters in later life but since I didn t care for them in the main body of the story I had no interest in their further adventures I also believe that some of the thoughts in the mind of the major character belong to our century not his and they are thoughts about Judaism from someone who thinks that belief or secularism are the only two options and mutually exclusive That s not how Judaism has been lived and certainly that is not the choice todayIt s disappointing that a book with a promising premise a kabbalist is murdered at home in a locked hiding place during anti Jewish After the Falls riots in Lisbon and his nephew and heir has to figure out what happened without getting killed himself lost so much in the execution

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Richard Zimler ✓ 3 summary characters ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Richard Zimler free download The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Sephardic Cycle #1 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