"From a Sacred Source"

Genizah Studies in Honour of Professor Stefan C. Reif. Cambridge Genizah Studies Series, Volume 1


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In August 2007, leading scholars from the world of Genizah Studies assembled in Cambridge for a conference marking the retirement of Stefan Reif, Professor of Medieval Hebrew at the University of Cambridge and founder of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit. This collection of papers demonstrates the breadth and vitality of Genizah Studies today, much of which is due to Reif’s efforts over his thirty-three years as director of the Unit.

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Ben M. Outhwaite, Ph.D. (2000) in Medieval Hebrew Linguistics, University of Cambridge, is Head of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library. He has published works on the Hebrew language and medieval Jewish manuscripts.

Siam Bhayro, Ph.D. (2000) in Semitic Languages, University College London, is lecturer in Early Jewish Studies at the University of Exeter. His research interests include Bible, Semitic Languages, Early Judaism, medicine in the Christian and Islamic orient, and Jewish magic.
Stefan Reif: an Appreciation
Ben M. Outhwaite
Publications of Professor Stefan C. Reif
Legal Writing in Medieval Cairo: ‘Copy’ or ‘Likeness’ in Jewish Documentary Formulae
Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman
The Paper and Textile Industry in the Land of Israel and its Raw Materials in Light of an Analysis of the Cairo Genizah Documents
Zohar Amar, Azriel Gorski and Izhar Neumann
Is ‘The Cairo Genizah’ a Proper Name or a Generic Noun? On the Relationship Between the Genizot of the Ben Ezra and the Dar Simḥa Synagogues
Haggai Ben-Shammai
Towards a Catalogue of the Magical, Astrological, Divinatory and Alchemical Fragments from the Cambridge Genizah Collections
Gideon Bohak
The Law of Power of Attorney in Maimonides’ Code of Jewish Law
Mark Cohen
The Role of Egyptian Jews in Sixteenth-Century International Trade with Europe:
a Chapter in Social-Economic Integration in the Middle East
Abraham David
The Contribution of Genizah Texts to the Study of Siddur Rabbi Solomon ben Nathan
Uri Ehrlich
Genizah Documents as Literary Products
Miriam Frenkel
Judah ha-Levi on Writing the Kuzari: Responding to a Heretic
Mordechai A. Friedman
The Cairo Genizah Unearthed: the Excavations Conducted by the Count d’Hulst on behalf of the Bodleian Library and their Significance for Genizah History
Rebecca Jefferson
Vocalised Judaeo-Arabic Manuscripts in the Cairo Genizah
Geoffrey Khan
Early Karaite Grammatical Thought as Reflected in a Commentary on Hosea
Friedrich Niessen ז״ל
An Early Palimpsest Scroll of the Book of Kings from the Cairo Genizah
Judith Olszowy-Schlanger
Compositional Technique in Qillirian Piyyuṭim for Rain and Dew
Michael Rand
The Genizah and Jewish Communal History
Marina Rustow
Orders of Payment, Orders of Supply, Instructions for Payment and Statements of Credit in the Genizah and Other Collections at Cambridge University
Avihai Shivtiel
The Weakening of the Bourgeoisie: Social Changes Mirrored in the Language of the Genizah Letters
Esther-Miriam Wagner
Eretz–Israel Maḥzorim in the Genizah: from Palaeography to Liturgy
Joseph Yahalom
Consigned to the Genizah — but for only a third of a century
Stefan Reif
All those interested in Jewish or Genizah Studies, medieval Islamic and Mediterranean Studies, Hebrew or Arabic linguistics, and the social and economic history of the Mediterranean and Near East.
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