Matti Friedman

journalist, author

Matti Friedman is an Israeli Canadian journalist and author. Between 2006 and the end of 2011, Friedman was a reporter and editor in the Jerusalem bureau of the Associated Press (AP) news agency. During his journalistic career, he also worked as a reporter in Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Moscow and Washington, D.C. Friedman's book, The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible, published in May 2012 won the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, was selected as one of Booklist's top ten religion and spirituality books of 2012, was awarded the American Library Association's 2013 Sophie Brody Medal and the 2013 Canadian Jewish Book Award for history, and received second place for the Religion Newswriters Association's 2013 nonfiction religion book of the year. Friedman is also the author of Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story of a Forgotten War, about his experiences as an IDF soldier during the South Lebanon conflict, published in 2016.

Speaker materials

Who by Fire

Leonard Cohen at Yom Kippur War
  • 09 September 2021