A Jewish Archive from Old Cairo by Stefan Reif
The History of Cambridge University's Genizah Collection (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East)

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Explains how Cairo came to have its important Genizah archive, how Cambridge developed its interests in Hebraica, and how a number of colourful figures brought about the connection between the two centres. Also shows the importance of the Genizah material for Jewish cultural history.
 

About Stefan Reif

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Reif is Director of Genizah Research and Head of the University Library's Oriental Division in the University of Cambridge.
 
Published January 11, 2013 by Routledge. 277 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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