THE POWER OF THE GENIZA
The Cairo Geniza is the single most important resource for understanding the character of Jewish life in the Near East, where most of the world’s Jews lived in the Middle Ages. Join three top scholars – Arnold Franklin, Eve Krakowski and Marina Rustow – as they reflect on the intellectual power and potential of the Geniza and their own personal experiences studying it.
Join us for a special viewing of Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue. Guests are invited to visit the exhibition before the program, beginning at 6:00 pm.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Co‐presented with the American Sephardi Federation
Tickets: $10, general; $7 YUM members, students, seniors
For tickets, go to: www.smarttix.com; or call (212) 868‐4444
Letter of Judah Halevi to Halfon ben Nethanel Halevi; Judeo-Arabic, 12thcentury; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (ENA NS I.5r)