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Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza
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from Schocken Books (April 5, 2011)
9780805242584 | details & prices | 283 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $26.95
About: NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALISTPart 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.
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Reprint edition from Schocken Books (June 21, 2016)
9780805212235 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $17.00
About: NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALISTWINNER OF THE 2012 AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S SOPHIE BRODY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN JEWISH LITERATURE Sacred Trash tells the remarkable story of the Cairo Geniza—a synagogue repository for worn-out texts that turned out to contain the most vital cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered.