Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza

☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza (Jewish Encounters Series) By Adina Hoffman ✩ – Rightmark.co NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesOne May day in 1896 at a dining room table in Cambridge England a meeting took place between a Romanian born maverick Jewish inteNATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesOne May day in 1896 at a dining room table in Cambridge England a meeting took place between a Romanian born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen who had assembled to inspect several pieces of rag paper and parchment It was the unlikely start to what would prove a remarkable continent hopping century crossing saga and one that in many ways has revolutionized our sense of what it means to lead a Jewish life.

In Sacred TrashMacArthur winning poet and translator Peter Cole and acclaimed essayist Adina Hoffman tell the story of the retrieval from an Egyptian geniza or repository for worn out texts of the most vital cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered This tale of buried scholarly treasure weaves together unforgettable portraits of Solomon Schechter and the other heroes of this drama with explorations of the medieval documents themselves letters and poems wills and marriage contracts Bibles money orders fie.

Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza

Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza

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