Hoffman and Cole’s vivid portrayal of the discovery of the ancient Cairo Geniza — the world’s richest depository of Jewish manuscript fragments, which the authors playfully describe as “a kind of holy junk heap’’ — is equal parts treasure hunt for the sacred and historical and Herculean rescue of important texts.More reviews here.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Review of Hoffman & Cole, Sacred Trash, in BG
BOOK REVIEW: of Hoffman and Cole, Sacred Trash, by Judy Bolton-Fasman in the Boston Globe: Centuries of once-forgotten Jewish history brought to light. Excerpt: