From Cairo to the Cloud

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 1:00 PM

From Cairo to the Cloud is a most fascinating journey through a most extraordinary saga of Jewish discovery you’ve never heard of. 
In 1896, Solomon Schechter entered the sacred storeroom of an ancient synagogue in Cairo and discovered a vast treasure trove of manuscripts that revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a 1,000 years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world. An accidental archive of more than half a million documents, the Cairo Geniza reveals the richness of Judeo-Arabic culture and reflects periods of relative religious co-existence nearly unimaginable today.

Doors open at 12:30pm
Free Underground Parking at the rear of the building.

  • Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
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Event Details


Film Info

Year 2018
Country Canada, Egypt, France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States
Director Michelle Paymar
Cast
Runtime 93 min
Language English
Genre ,