Thursday, April 07, 2022

The new Cairo Geniza: Holding Egyptian authorities accountable

WELL GOOD! Senator presses for answers after Egypt seizes buried trove of Jewish documents. Gary Peters wants the Biden administration to pressure Cairo after government reportedly confiscates uncovered genizah of discarded papers before Jewish scholars can review them (RON KAMPEAS, JTA via Times of Israel).

For background on the recent discovery of what appears to be a second Cairo Geniza, and the reported confiscation of its manuscripts by Egyptian authorities, see here.

And note that the world is watching.

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