The Rarest Blue

blue_thumbThe Rarest Blue: The Remarkable Story of an Ancient Color Lost to History and Rediscovered
By Baruch Sterman, co-founder of the Ptil Tekhelet Foundation, and Judy Sterman

“The topic of tekhelet is one worthy of serious study by all who are committed to halacha, and the Stermans’ book, The Rarest Blue, presents the subject, in all its many facets, in a comprehensive and engaging manner. It was a pleasure to read.”Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University

“A story of science and religion, of craft and history, The Rarest Blue is spellbinding, each page a revelation. In lovely, engaging prose, the Stermans reveal the rediscovery of snail indigo—a detective story with cultural origins and a spiritual ending. A wonderful book.”
– Roald Hoffmann, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

“According to tradition, as described beautifully in The Rarest Blue, white symbolizes purity, and blue, the color of the heavens, represents holiness. Tekhelet string points the direction to a truly spiritual life.
– Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D

“Following in the footsteps of my grandfather, the Stermans leave no stone unturned in uncovering the secrets of the ancient, long sought after, biblical blue. History, archeology, religion, chemistry, and biology are skillfully woven together in The Rarest Blue, a fascinating book that will appeal to a wide range of readers.”
– Isaac Herzog, Israeli Member of Knesset and Former
Minister for Social Affairs

“Judy and Baruch Sterman have written a magnificent and miraculous story of discovery in The Rarest Blue, the restoration of a lost mitzvah to Am Yisrael.”
– Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of Efrat

“Every author starts with the raw material of his or her own experience and expertise, but it can take a certain secret ingredient – passion, vision, inspiration – to transform the dross into gold. That is a fair description of what Baruch Sterman and Judy Taubes Sterman have accomplished in The Rarest Blue.”
jewish-journal– Jonathan Kirsch, The Jewish Journal

This book can be ordered on Amazon.