“From Cairo to the Cloud” | NCJF’s Annual Film Festival 2019

Next Event: May 18, 2019 Boston $13.00 - $15.00
“From Cairo to the Cloud” (Promotional image)
“From Cairo to the Cloud” (Promotional image)

In 1896, when Solomon Schechter entered the geniza (sacred storeroom) of an ancient synagogue in Cairo, he was confronted by the most extraordinary discovery: a vast treasure trove of half-a-million documents of unprecedented diversity that revolutionized our understanding of 1000 years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world: religious texts, medical prescriptions, love letters, marriage contracts, children’s lessons—a veritable Facebook of the Middle Ages. These 10th-13th century documents testify to a period of relative religious tolerance nearly unimaginable today, a complex society that traded goods and ideas from India to Spain, advancing every aspect of culture.

Directed by Michelle Paymar | Canada | 2018 | 92 minutes | English

New England premiere.

Find the film program here.

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Fact Sheet
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
$15.00 general
$13.00 senior, student

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