Friday, August 12, 2011

Genizah Update #30 - Audiobook Available

Genizah Update #30
Audiobook Available!

August 12, 2011

Hello Everybody,

It’s been many months since my last Genizah missive, but I did want to let you know that…


…The audio version of my book, Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah is now available for download – 8 hours and 21 minutes of sheer Genizah joy!

You can purchase it from Amazon,, and soon (I am told), iTunes as well. Here are the links:


As of now, it’s most affordable on Amazon, but I think there might be a way to get it for free if you get a 30-day trial with

I’ll add that I had a lot of fun making the recording. For three days over the course of two weeks, I drove to Snohomish WA and sat in before a microphone in Chris Hanzsek’s sound studio to read the book. Then, Chris got to work and made the recording shine.

(For someone who talks like I do, getting sound-edited is a real treat. I went to years and years of speech therapy when I was younger, but in the end, it turns out that all I needed was Chris – he made me perfectly fluent!)

Speaking Engagements

Even though the book has been out for some time now, I am still actively working to promote it. In November alone I am currently booked for appearances in San Diego, Houston, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. If you know of a group that would be interested in having me speak, please feel free to put us in contact with one another.

Barnes & Noble

Finally, just this minute I received word that Barnes & Noble just purchased a couple hundred copies of my book for sales around the country. They should be on the shelves by next month, making the “dead-trees” version more readily available to interested readers everywhere (or everywhere where there’s a B&N that carries it, at least.

Thanks as always for your ongoing support, and best wishes for a terrific end-of-summer.


Rabbi Mark Glickman