The Cambridge Genizah Collections
Their Contents and Significance
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Cambridge Genizah Collections by Stefan C. Reif
Book DescriptionThis collection of original contributions by an international group of experts summarizes recent developments in Genizah research. Stefan Reif's overview of a century of work on the famous Taylor-Schechter Collection of Hebrew manuscripts at Cambridge University Library is followed by Menahem Kister's textual interpretations of the Ben Sira fragments. Michael Klein uncovers targumic contexts and renderings, while Menahem Kahana demonstrates how Genizah texts permit the reconstruction of early midrashim. Neil Danzig's analysis sheds light on ninth-century prayers and homilies, and Joseph Yahalom chronicles Judah Halevi's last years. Haggai Ben-Shammai assesses S. D. Goitein's contribution to Jewish historiography and touches on Jewish theology, and Paul Fenton reveals that Muslims and Jews often co-operated professionally and sometimes enjoyed close social contact. Mordechai Friedman concentrates on child brides, family violence and Jewish marriage documents, while Joel Kraemer describes letters between women and their relatives. There are extensive indexes as well as 22 plates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521813617
(298mm x 194mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stefan C. Reif
Cambridge Genizah Collections, Paperback (August 2010)
A collection of essays by international experts summarizing recent developments in Genizah research.
Jewish Archive from Old Cairo, Paperback (March 2000)
Highlights the importance of the Genizah material for Jewish cultural history and the manner in which its conservation, decipherment and publication have proceeded in the course of a century.
Judaism and Hebrew Prayer, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by Stefan C. Reif
A scholarly but readable guide to the history of Jewish prayer from biblical times to the modern period.
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