By Adina Hoffman
NATIONAL JEWISH ebook AWARD FINALIST
WINNER OF THE 2012 AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S SOPHIE BRODY AWARD FOR awesome fulfillment IN JEWISH LITERATURE
Sacred Trash tells the outstanding tale of the Cairo Geniza—a synagogue repository for tired texts that grew to become out to comprise the main very important cache of Jewish manuscripts ever found.
This story of buried communal treasure weaves jointly unforgettable pictures of Solomon Schechter and the opposite sleek heroes answerable for the collection’s rescue with explorations of the medieval records themselves—letters and poems, wills and marriage contracts, Bibles, funds orders, fiery dissenting spiritual tracts, fashion-conscious trousseaux lists, prescriptions, petitions, and mysterious magical charms. offering a panoramic view of virtually 1000 years of brilliant Mediterranean Judaism, Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole carry modern readers into the guts of this little-known trove, whose contents have rightly been dubbed “the dwelling Sea Scrolls.” half biography, half meditation at the preferrred worth the Jewish humans has lengthy positioned within the written be aware, Sacred Trash is specifically a gripping story of experience and redemption.
(With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)