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Story of Moroccan Jewry Now Available Online

After discovering the extensive Rabat Geniza, scholars digitized the archives

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Mining the Jewish Experience For Meaning

One week, three very different cultural events in New York City

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Remembering Moshe Gil, Historian of Medieval Jewry

A friend and former classmate pays tribute to the late scholar and author

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Master Critic Harold Bloom Likes This Poet. A Lot.

The great Yale literary scholar introduces new poetry by Peter Cole, in ‘The Invention of Influence’

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Cairo Synagogue Ark Door on Display in NYC

Ancient relic from Ben Ezra Synagogue found in auction-house storeroom

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God’s Garbage in New Jersey

Residents paid a rabbi to bury damaged ritual objects. But it’s illegal, and thousands of trash bags remain in limbo.

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Investigating the Cairo Genizah

The New Yorker takes a peek at the sacred trash

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Daybreak: Putin Throws Assad Under the Bus

Plus the second-oldest known fragment of the Hebrew bible has been digitized

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Tracing Jewish History in Afghanistan

A look at the Afghan Geniza sheds new light on Jewish history

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Obama’s Hours

Comment of the Week

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War Papers

A trove of medieval scrolls, smuggled out of Afghanistan into the hands of London art dealers, could shed new light on a once-vibrant Jewish heritage

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Out of the Ghetto

Long relegated to either Jewish institutions or self-contained collections, Judaica is finding a new home in mainstream museums of art

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Up in the Attic

Sacred Trash, new from Nextbook Press, tells the remarkable story of the Cairo Geniza, a trove of Jewish documents from the Middle Ages discovered again in the late 1800s

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Introducing ‘Sacred Trash’

Nextbook Press’s latest drops today

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Unveiled

A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own

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Yes, But How Do You Feel About Egypt?

Where American Jews stand

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Out of Egypt

For Egyptian-born Jews, the current crisis elicits a mix of emotions—from nostalgia for an idyllic existence under the monarchy to the terror of being chased out to calls of ‘kill the Jews’

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Road From Damascus

Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture

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The Pilgrim

The mythical journey of Yehuda Halevi, Judaism’s greatest poet—and the world’s first Zionist