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Abstract

The Cairo Genizah collections are an extraordinarily important resource for many fields of Jewish Studies. Some of the difficulties confronted by scholars in exploiting these materials are described, and the importance of producing a series of reliable catalogues of the various collections is emphasized.

Author Biography & Related Information

Dr. Robert Brody is Associate Professor of Talmud, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the 1997-1998 academic year he was Visiting Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He spent an earlier sabbatical at Cambridge University in England, working חס its Genizah collection . Dr. Brody is the compiler of A Hand-List סf Rabbinic Manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collecti סns. Vol. 1: Taylor- Schechter new series. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press , 1998 . ( Cambridge University Library. Genizah series , 5. )

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