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An expert gives specific examples of amazing discoveries from the Cairo Genizah, a collection of almost 280,000 Jewish manuscript fragments found in the storeroom of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo in 1896.

The Cairo Genizah

The Cairo Genizah

Its History and Importance

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The Cairo Genizah: Its History and Importance

An expert gives specific examples of amazing discoveries from the Cairo Genizah, a collection of almost 280,000 Jewish manuscript fragments found in the storeroom of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo in 1896.
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Dr. Roni Shweke received his PhD from The Hebrew University. He is an expert in Talmudic and Rabbinic literature, medieval Jewish history and the Cairo Genizah. Shweka is an assisting editor of the forthcoming Thesaurus of Talmudic Manuscripts and is the Genizah expert for The Friedberg Geniza Project Computerization Unit. He is currently visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
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