HEARING NEW VOICES IN THE SYNAGOGUE: INSIGHTS FROM THE CAIRO GENIZA A GALLERY TALK WITH ARNOLD FRANKLIN
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 6:00 pm
The contents of the Cairo Geniza have enriched, deepened – and complicated – our understanding of medieval Jewish life. From materials on the Karaite community and evidence of early Palestinian traditions to documents relating to ordinary citizens, the Geniza informs our understanding of these and other aspects of medieval Jewish life that were previously lost or blurred to us. Join historian Arnold Franklin (Queens College), in the company of original Geniza documents and beautiful medieval art and artifacts in the exhibition Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, as he discusses and allows you to hear these “new” voices.
Tickets: $8, general; $6 YUM members, students and seniors. Limited capacity. For tickets, go to: www.smarttix.com; or call (212) 868‐4444