Thursday, October 15, 2020

Stefan Reif honored

CAIRO GENIZA WATCH: Four Cambridge academics named in Queen’s Birthday Honours. Researchers have been recognised for work on Covid-19, genetics, and Jewish history (Alexander Shtyrov, Cambridge Varsity).
In the humanities, Professor Stefan Reif, Founder of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, was awarded an OBE. Professor Reif oversaw the significant expansion of the Cambridge Genizah Collection into a major scholarly resource.

The Collection is an archive of medieval manuscript fragments in Hebrew, Arabic, Judaeo-Arabic, and Aramaic. Professor Reif is himself an expert on the historical study of Jewish liturgy.

Congratulations to Professor Reif and to all the recipients of the Queen's 2020 Birthday Honours.

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