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Sacred Trash

The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza
Hoffman, Adina (Book - 2011 )
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Traces the efforts of two women scholars who recovered what has become the most vital cache of Hebrew manuscripts ever discovered, in an account that explains what the findings reveal about Mediterranean Judaism.
Authors: Hoffman, Adina
Statement of Responsibility: Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole
Title: Sacred trash
the lost and found world of the Cairo Geniza
Publisher: New York : Nextbook : Schocken, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 283 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-[284])
Contents: Hidden wisdom
Serpents and secrets
All Sirach now
Into Egypt
Sorting
Palimpsests
That nothing be lost
A gallery of heretics
Pieces of the Spanish puzzle
A Mediterranean society
Summary: Traces the efforts of two women scholars who recovered what has become the most vital cache of Hebrew manuscripts ever discovered, in an account that explains what the findings reveal about Mediterranean Judaism.
Subject Headings: Judaism History Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789 Sources Jews History 70-1789 Sources Cairo Genizah
Topical Term: Judaism
Jews
Cairo Genizah
Additional Contributors: Cole, Peter - 1957-
Schechter, S. - 1847-1915 - (Solomon),
LCCN: 2010016751
ISBN: 9780805242584
0805242589
Branch Call Number: 296.0918 H
Research Call Number: *PAD 12-1147
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