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One hundred years of Genizah discovery & research

Menahem Schmelzer

One hundred years of Genizah discovery & research

the American share

by Menahem Schmelzer

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Published by National Foundation for Jewish Culture/Council of Archives and Research Libraries in Jewish Studies in [New York, NY (330 Seventh Ave., New York 10001)] .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Cairo Genizah.,
    • Jewish learning and scholarship -- United States.

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      Other titles100 years of Genizah discovery and research
      StatementMenahem Schmelzer.
      SeriesNFJC lecture series ;, no. 2
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ115.4 .S36 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination27 p. :
      Number of Pages27
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL392058M
      LC Control Number98066118


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One Hundred Years of Genizah Discovery & Research: The American Share. January ; Judaica Librarianship 11(1); DOI: /   They appeared to him as a part of the ''Afghan Genizah'', a reference to the collection ofJewish manuscript fragments discovered in a synagogue storeroom in Egypt.

The '' Cairo Genizah '' was found in the 19 th century and, next to the Dead Sea Scrolls, is one of the most precious collections of ancient manuscripts. Wolfe then Author: Natalia Klimczak.

The Cairo Geniza, alternatively spelled Genizah, is a collection of someJewish manuscript fragments and Fatimid administrative documents that were found in the genizah or storeroom of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Fustat or Old Cairo, manuscripts outline a 1,year continuum ( CE to 19th century) of Jewish Middle-Eastern and North African history and comprise the largest.

Search the collection. Thanks to generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, over documentary Genizah manuscripts (e.g.

letters and legal documents) have been associated with key terms - such as ‘cheese’, ‘pirates’, or ‘ gambling’ - as well as names, dates and places drawn from over years of published scholarship on the Collection.

One Hundred Years of Genizah Discovery & Research: The American Share. New York: National Foundation for Jewish Culture/Council of Archives and Research Libraries in Jewish Studies, []. Removing the “New Genizah” Papers from Basateen Cemetery, by Nabawi Serag The Cairo Genizah: Its Discovery and Historical Significance, by Mark R.

Cohen Cover Illustration: Part of a hymn with ancient Jewish musical notation, in the handwriting of the converted Norman priest Ovadiah haGer (T-S K Egypt, early twelfth century). This research work is conducted by teams of academics led by world-renowned experts in the field. Read more Conducted by teams working either directly for FGP, or for universities with which FGP holds agreements, the study identifies, catalogs, transcribes, translates, researches and amasses bibliographical data on the Genizah manuscripts.

Thanks to this website, Genizah research has received a powerful boost around the world. The Genizah is a window on nearly 1, years of Jewish and Middle Eastern history, scholarship and daily life. The FGP will open this window wider than ever before, launching an exciting new stage in Genizah scholarship.

Sources. The Talmud (Tractate Shabbat a) directs that holy writings in other than the Hebrew language require genizah, that is, Tractate Pesachim b, bet genizah is a treasury. In Pesachim 56a, Hezekiah hides (ganaz) a medical work; in Shabbat a, Gamaliel orders that the targum to the Book of Job should be hidden (yigganez) under the nidbak (layer of stones).

lack thereof. If one reads the reports, even now, one hundred years later, one can only feel deeply affected by the suffering inflicted on the gas-attack victims and on their families. The First World War—like almost any war—was a time during which numerous atrocities were committed in the name of patriotism.

The use of gas to kill and. On Judaica Research Services * One Hundred Years of Genizah Discovery and Research in the United States * Building a Great Judaica Library - At What Price. * The New Jewish Theological Seminary Library * The Contribution of the Genizah to the Study of Liturgy and Poetry *.

The Cairo Genizah: a trove of Jewish manuscripts and fragments, documenting years of history, and one of the largest and most diverse collections of medieval manuscripts in the world. Solomon Schecter's article on "A hoard of Hebrew manuscripts".

The author seems to have been inspired by the famous work of Maimonides and by the findings of a Cambridge professor, Solomon Schechter, who about one hundred years ago made an important discovery in Cairo of a Genizah (means "hiding place"), a storage vessel of a stash of random writings/5().

He had entered the synagogue's genizah―its repository for damaged and destroyed Jewish texts―which held nearlyindividual documents, many of which were over 1, years old. Considered among the most important discoveries in modern religious history, its contents contained early copies of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls, early Reviews: One hundred years ago, David Kaufmann, a giant of a schol-ar, whose genius and manifold scholarly contributions place him among the most outstanding representatives of modem Jewish scholarship in the nineteenth century,1 foretold the immense research potential of the then freshly discovered treasures of the Cairo Genizah.

In a Hebrew article. Book’), in The pivotal role of Yemen permeates this lengthy work, showing the wealth of sources relating to the history of Yemen that were remarkably preserved in the former storeroom of the Ben Ezra Synagogue.

In the years since Goitein’s pioneering work, others have exploited the potential of the Genizah as a source for Yemenite. trials of the pen, one of which bears the date of IB. Chapira, Revue des gtudes Juives, LXXXII (), 8 "The Geniza Collection of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania," JQR,XLIX (), Decemi.

almost a hundred years later. Naturally, during the many years. The Cairo Genizah. The discovery by Solomon Schechter, onof a fragment of the original Hebrew of Ecclesiasticus drew so much attention to the genizah whence it came that the term "genizah" is now applied almost exclusively to the hoard at the old synagogue of Fostat near Cairo.

The discovery of the documents in the Cairo Genizah has been likened to the 20th century discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In addition to valuable Biblical and Talmudic documents, it gave a detailed picture of the economic and cultural life of the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean region over many centuries.

“Online access has made matters much easier for specialists, but has also encouraged a much wider use of genizah materials,” said Prof. Stefan Reif, who established the Genizah Research.

Therefore, when the Cairo Genizah first came to public notice one hundred and twenty years ago, mainly through the efforts of Solomon Schechter, researchers from a range of disciplines gained access to a considerable collection of documents which shed new light on medieval Mediterranean society as a whole and, more specifically, Jewish history.

A couple of years ago, while doing research for a book about the Cairo Genizah, I decided to try to see the Genizah chamber and some of its most stellar finds for myself.

And so, late last February, with my year-old son Jacob at my side, we launched Expedition Genizah. Jacob's mother-my ex-wife-was very supportive of the trip. The Rosaline and Myer Feinstein Lecture Series was established inat the initiative of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture (now the Foundation for Jewish Culture) and under the aegis of the Council of Libraries and Research Libraries in Jewish Studies.

It has been a regular feature of AJL conferences for over a decade. Buy Sacred Treasure - The Cairo Genizah: The Amazing Discoveries of Forgotten Jewish History in an Egyptian Synagogue Attic 1 by Rabbi Mark Glickman (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: It is fitting that the Genizah Research Unit should mark the th anniversary of the death of Moses Maimonides ( or ) not only with an exhibition in the Library celebrating his life and work, but also by the discovery of a new folio in the great man's own hand.

Currently, there are overdocuments of fragments of documents and the book relates the discovery of the Genizah and the realization of the significance of the contents. Among the many This is a wonderful book dealing mostly with the recovery of a little known period of Jewish history as a result of the discovery of the Cairo Genizah.4/5(64).

ISBN: OCLC Number: Language Note: English and Hebrew. Description:pages ; 25 cm: Contents: Personal recollections --The hebrew manuscript as source for the study of history and literature --Hebrew manuscripts and printed books among the Sephardim before and after the expulsion --Hebrew incunabula: an agenda for research --Hebrew.

With the discovery of the so called “Cairo Genizah”, one hundred and twenty years ago, researchers from diverse disciplines and fields have gained access to an enormous and unprecedented collection of rare and original documents from the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, more thanpieces in Cambridge University Library alone.

The most famous genizah, by far, is the Cairo genizah, a room attached to the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo. The room contained overdocuments and ritual objects from as far back as the 10th century, including commentaries and letters written by Maimonides, and Rabbi Judah Halevi.

Among the articles included in this Hebrew-English anthology are. The Hebrew Manuscript as Source for the Study of History and Literature.

A Fifteenth Century Hebrew Book List. Rashi's Commentary on the Pentateuch and on the Five Scrolls (Venice, ). One Hundred Years of the Genizah Discovery and Research in the United States. One hundred and twenty years have passed since the discovery of the document trove in the genizah at the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo (BES).

Countless texts and treatments in various languages have been published on the Cairo Genizah, the name of which has long been associated with a collection made famous by Solomon a Jefferson.

“The Impact of the Cairo Genizah Documents on the Study of the History of Arabic,” Bulletin of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo, Special Issue: The Cairo Genizah: One Hundred Years of Discovery.

Cambridge University's Genizah Collection Abstract One of the most spectacular yet quiet revolutions in the modern study of the history of the Mediterranean world has resulted from the recovery just over a hundred years ago of the contents of an attic storehold in the Ben Ezra Synagogue of Old Cairo.

Schechter’s conclusions regarding a Zadokite sect were confirmed years later, after the discovery (late s and ’50s) of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The scrolls were found in caves that apparently also served as genizot. The manuscripts from the Cairo genizah are now preserved in many of. The volume ends with ''Computers and the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit'', by Ellis Weinberger, which assesses the role that technology plays in today's Genizah research.

Copies of the commemorative book are available from the Genizah Research Unit at a cost of £8 ($15) each. American Trypanosomiasis, Chagas Disease: One Hundred Years of Research, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease and discusses the latest discoveries concerning the three elements that compose the transmission chain of the disease, the host, the insect vectors, and the causative parasite.

Read this book on Questia. A controversy over the problem of who was responsible for the European invention of printing from movable types has been going on for more than four hundred years, but it will be found that in the pages that follow, I have not attempted even to.

This book deals with the little studied Jewish history of North Africa, mainly Egypt. The literature and written record of this area was largely unknown until this treasury of ancient and forgotten documents was found over one hundred years ago in an ancient Cairo s: Genizah manuscripts in Cambridge.

The collection at Cambridge University Library is huge, someclassified fragments, and contains enough Hebrew and Arabic material for a thousand doctorates (even though I'm still struggling to get one). ByI'd managed to persuade the Director of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research.

With the discovery of the so called “Cairo Genizah”, one hundred and twenty years ago, researchers from diverse disciplines and fields have gained access to an enormous and unprecedented collection of rare and original documents from the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, more thanpieces in Cambridge University Library alone.

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