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From Cairo to the Cloud

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The World of the Cairo Geniza

 

Film Screening

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm

 

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From Cairo to the Cloud – The World of the Cairo Geniza tells the story of an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts hidden for centuries in a Cairo synagogue, and their remarkable odyssey to the modern world.

 

The Cairo Geniza revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world. An accidental archive of more than half a million documents, the Cairo Geniza reveals the richness of Judeo-Arabic culture and reflects periods of relative religious coexistence nearly unimaginable today.

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Date:
November 21
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm