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From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo

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From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza

94 mins | Documentary | Michelle Paymar| Canada, United States, Egypt, France, Israel, United Kingdom | English | 2018

Detroit Jewish Film Festival

The gripping story of the discovery and significance of the Cairo Geniza, a treasure trove that illuminates over a thousand years of Jewish, Christian and Muslim life in the heart of the Islamic world. This vast collection of manuscripts that were hidden for centuries in the geniza (sacred storeroom) of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo is the largest cache of Jewish historical documents ever found.

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SPONSORED BY: Rachel & Joshua Opperer, The Cis Maisel Center for Judaic Studies and Community Engagement, Oakland University

CO-SPONSORED BY: Carol & Ronald Fogel, JCC's Nirim, JCC's Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, Adat Shalom Synagogue, and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit's Maimonides Society

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