Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza
NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST
From the Hardcover edition.
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Literary scholarship made vivid & vital, centered on the reconstruction of more than a millennia of lost documents recovered from Cairo. This Jewish Indiana Jones is a thrilling read for anyone interested in the history of the last two thousand years. Though Google's (automated?) summary badly misses the target!
("Traces the efforts of two women scholars who in 1896 traveled throughout multiple countries to recover what has become the most vital cache of Hebrew manuscripts ever discovered, in an account that profiles key contributors and explains what the findings reveal about Mediterranean Judaism throughout the past millennium.")