The Lost Crown

The Aleppo Codex, aka The Crown, is considered the most accurate and valuable edition of the Hebrew Bible. After being safeguarded for seven centuries by the Syrian Sephardic community of Aleppo, more than a third of its pages disappeared when it was smuggled to Israel in 1957. As Avi Dabach, the filmmaker and great-grandson of the Crown Keeper, navigates the dark corridors of hidden history, archival documents and rare testimonies reveal an astonishing story involving an Israeli president, Mossad agents, passionate rabbis, and antique dealers.

Director: Avi Dabach

Producer: Judith Manassen Ramon


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Production Company: MICH'A FILMS
Duration: 62 min. ,52 min.
Date of Release: 2019
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, English
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Festivals & Awards

  • Miami Jewish Film Festival

  • Sephardic Jewish New York Film Festival

Involved Broadcasters

Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation


Jewish Topics, Religion, Social Issues, Spirituality