From Cairo to the Cloud is a fascinating journey through the 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 dating back over 900 years. These documents revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world. The Cairo Geniza reveals the richness of Judeo-Arabic culture and reflects periods of relative religious co-existence nearly unimaginable today.

Guest: Producer, Director, Michelle Paymar

Sponsors
Harley and Eleanor Rothstein
Ari Shiff and Carla Van Messel

Screening Details

Film Info

Year2018
CountryCanada, Egypt, France, Israel, UK, USA
DirectorMichelle Paymar
Runtime 93 min
LanguageEnglish
Genre ,