From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza

  • From Cairo to the CloudFrom Cairo to the Cloud
  • From Cairo to the CloudFrom Cairo to the Cloud
  • From Cairo to the CloudFrom Cairo to the Cloud

Showings

AMC Loews New Brunswick B Sun, Nov 10 1:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Michelle Paymar
Release Year:2018
Production Country:Canada, USA, Egypt, France, Israel, UK
Original Language:English

Description

NEW JERSEY PREMIERE

 

This lively documentary tells the astonishing story of the discovery of a vast treasure trove of documents hidden for centuries in the “geniza,” or sacred storeroom, of an ancient synagogue in Fostat, Old Cairo. From sacred manuscripts to business accounts to personal letters in a variety of Jewish and non-Jewish languages, the Cairo Geniza contained the largest cache of Jewish historical documents ever found, revolutionizing our understanding of Jewish history and illuminating a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world.

 

“Brilliantly conceived and executed.”
—Prof. Mark Cohen, Princeton University

 

GUEST SPEAKER: Prof. Gary Rendsberg, Rutgers University

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