Friday, July 02, 2021

Stefan Reif on his autobiography

INTERVIEW: The scholar who defied odds to unveil the treasures of the Cairo Genizah - Book Review. Stefan Reif brings post-World War II Edinburgh to life, conveying in indelible verbal images that are unstintingly honest what conditions were like in that bygone era for a child of Jewish immigrants (YAKIR FELDMAN, Jerusalem Post).

His book is Bouncing Back – and Forward. From Immigrant Household to Cambridge Fellowship (Vallentine Mitchell, 2021).

Some PaleoJudaica posts on Professor Reif and his long career directing Cambridge University's Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection are here, here, here, here, here, and here.

For many, many posts on the Cairo Geniza and its priceless hoard of manuscripts, start here and follow the links.

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