Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Ben Ezra Synagogue being restored

THIS IS GOOD NEWS: RESTORATION BEGINS ON OLD CAIRO'S BEN EZRA SYNAGOGUE. Famous for its geniza - a collection of ancient manuscripts -the current iteration of the Ben Ezra Synagogue dates back to 1892, as part of a renovation effort at the time. (Cairo Scene).

For PaleoJudaica posts on Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue, see here and links. And for many, many posts on the Cairo Geniza and its priceless hoard of manuscripts, start here and links, plus here, here, here, here, and here.

By the way, whatever happened with that new Cairo Geniza? We are still waiting for an update.

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