A Jewish Archive from Old Cairo

A Jewish Archive from Old Cairo

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Explains how Cairo came to have its important Genizah archive, how Cambridge developed its interests in Hebraica, and how a number of colourful figures brought about the connection between the two centres. Also shows the importance of the Genizah material for Jewish cultural history.SLOWER PROGRESS The progress made in Hebrew studies at Cambridge in the latter part of the seventeenth ... Isaac Abendana was informally engaged, as was the baptised Jew Paul Colend (formerly, Moshe) Scialitti, as a Hebrew tutor at Trinity, and probably also gave private ... and published popular guides to Jewish rites and customs, for which he found a readier and more profitable market.

Title:A Jewish Archive from Old Cairo
Author:Stefan Reif
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-11


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