Considered among the most important discoveries in modern religious history, the Cairo Genizah's contents contained early copies of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls, early manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible, and other sacred literature. The importance of the genizah’s contents rivals that of the Rosetta Stone, and by virtue of its sheer mass alone, it will continue to command our attention indefinitely. In Sacred Treasure—The Cairo Genizah: The Amazing Discoveries of Forgotten Jewish History in an Egyptian Synagogue Attic, Rabbi Mark Glickman writes about the discovery and history of these early Jewish texts.
Rabbi Mark Glickman, a popular speaker on Judaism and modern life, is rabbi of Congregations Kol Ami in Woodinville, Washington, and Kol Shalom on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He writes a regular religion column for the Seattle Times and has been featured in other books and journals.
This event is a free, non-ticketed event, and will be hosted at Congregation Beth Israel.