Monday, November 29, 2010

Genizah Update #27

The Gift of a Sacred Treasure

November 29, 2010

Hello Everybody,

Just a brief update this time, with some post-Thanksgiving details about Sacred Treasure.

The reviews of Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah continue to come in, and so far, no negative comments have appeared – at least none that I’ve noticed. You can see some of them at the links below, and a few more will likely appear in national publications during the next several weeks.

If you read and enjoyed the book, it would be enormously helpful if you would consider posting a review on Amazon. Such feedback is crucial to help raise awareness of this book and the story it tells.

Each Sunday, the Seattle Times book section selects a local bookstore and lists their recent bestsellers. Yesterday’s edition listed those of Eagle Harbor Book Company, on Bainbridge Island Washington, and Sacred Treasure came in at number three! The good news is that it outsold the #4 book, Of Thee I Sing, by Barack Obama. The bad news is that it still hasn’t caught up to the #2 book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. To be behind a Wimp but ahead of the president of the United States is a position I will accept with pride.

As you can see below, I have an active speaking calendar during the next several months. I still have time-slots available, however, so please feel free to impose upon your church, synagogue, civic organization, school, etc. to have them contact me to come speak. I speak to groups of all ages, and love any opportunity I have to share the Genizah story.

If you are looking for that special gift to give that special someone for Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, a birthday, anniversary, or International Human Rights Day (coming soon on December 10), I’m sure you’ll agree that nothing could possibly say “Happy______” better than Sacred Treasure. You can probably get the best deal from Amazon or another online retailer, but if you order it from me, I’ll sign it myself send it right to your doorstep or to whatever other doorstep you want me to send it.

Book $24.99
Shipping $3.00 each
Tax (WA only) $2.14 each

Send checks to:
Rabbi Mark Glickman
15030 232nd Ave. NE
Woodinville, WA 98077

Thanks as always for your enthusiasm and support.

With gratitude and heartfelt holiday wishes,

Rabbi Mark Glickman

Speaking Engagements

Date Time Venue City
1. Thu, Dec 2 11:30 AM Oregon Board of Rabbis Portland, OR
2. Thu, Dec 2 Noon Congregation Beth Israel Portland, OR
3. Thu, Dec. 2 7:00 PM Powell’s Bookstore, Cedar Hill Crossing Beaverton, OR
4. Mon, Dec 6 6 PM Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Seattle, WA
5. Tue, Dec 7 10 AM Hamilton International School Seattle, WA
6. Thu, Dec 9 Noon Temple Beth El Tacoma, WA
7. Sun, Jan 2 8:00 PM Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis (PARR) Palm Springs, CA
8. Thu, Jan 6 7:30 PM University Synagogue Irvine, CA
9. Mon, Jan 24 TBA Temple Israel Dayton, OH
10. Tues, Jan 25 TBA The Valley Temple Cincinnati, OH
11. Wed, Jan 26 TBA Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Cincinnati, OH
12. Sun, Feb 27 TBA Cong. Ahavath Beth Israel Boise, ID
13. Fri, Mar 18 Noon University District Rotary Club Seattle, WA
14. March 27-30 TBA Central Conference of American Rabbis New Orleans, LA

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