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February 2019

Inside the Cairo Geniza

February 5 , 7:30 pm
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One event on February 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$25 – $40

The Cairo Geniza is the largest cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered. It comprises 400,000 fragments of books, letters, legal documents and other writings that have made the Jews of the medieval Arabic speaking world one of the best-documented premodern societies known to mankind. Half the Geniza is in Cambridge, England, having been brought there by Solomon Schechter in 1897. The second largest collection, owned by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, is currently on loan in Princeton, and…

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Inside the Cairo Geniza

February 12 , 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$25 – $40

The Cairo Geniza is the largest cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered. It comprises 400,000 fragments of books, letters, legal documents and other writings that have made the Jews of the medieval Arabic speaking world one of the best-documented premodern societies known to mankind. Half the Geniza is in Cambridge, England, having been brought there by Solomon Schechter in 1897. The second largest collection, owned by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, is currently on loan in Princeton, and…

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