Malka­h’s Note­book: A Jour­ney into the Mys­ti­cal Aleph-Bet

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September 1, 2021

Malkah is a child when her father tries teach­ing her to read Torah. But they don’t get very far. As Malkah stud­ies, her ques­tions mul­ti­ply. She dis­cov­ers an ear­li­er, hid­den sto­ry of cre­ation with­in the Hebrew Aleph-Bet let­ters in the first line of Gen­e­sis. And a door opens. Malkah’s dis­cov­ery takes her on a life­long jour­ney in search of her begin­nings — into Jew­ish mys­ti­cal texts, far-off places, archae­o­log­i­cal digs, ancient gods, and ulti­mate­ly into the nature of exis­tence itself.

Part bed­time sto­ry, part poem, part jour­nal, and cou­pled with high­ly evoca­tive illus­tra­tions, Malkah’s Note­book is a love let­ter to the Hebrew alpha­bet that unlocks life’s great­est mysteries.

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