Reviews and Blog Posts: Medieval history

Sacred trash : the lost and found world of the Cairo Geniza

by Adina Hoffman

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Solomon Schechter is working away at Oxford when a couple of wealthy, widowed sisters share a snippet of a manuscript picked up on their latest journey to Egypt. Schechter, a Jewish scholar, immediately recognizes the importance of the manuscript and embarks on sifting through 900 years of history, filling in the...

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