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Adina Hoffman is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, which was named a best book of 2009 by the Barnes & Noble Review.
Peter Cole’s most recent book of poems is Things on Which I’ve Stumbled. His many volumes of award-winning translations include The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950––1492. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007.
Hoffman and Cole live, together, in Jerusalem and New Haven.
The authors do a superb job of tying the information together and this is a must read book for the interested.
Hoffman and Cole tell a compelling story about the discovery of the Cairo Genizah, and the subsequent fate of its collection and the people who have studied them.
Instead Sacred Trash is a completer book the of Sisters of Sinai teaser, and a generally easy read for those with a curiosity for this kind of unlikely story.
Fascinating book. Well written. (The authors have an amazing vocabulary, too!)
The authors barely scratched the surface of a trove of material. Read more
For anyone interested in Jewish history, this is a must. The Geniza spans thousands of years of history, painstakingly read and interpreted with so much more left to learn.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Although this book is about an extremely interesting subject and fascinating people, it is very, very poorly edited, which ruins the reading experience for anyone who is not 100... Read morePublished 4 months ago by DJ
It's a very interesting subject and and I have learned quite a lot from the book, yet it is too detailed and too long to a layman.
Still,I am glad I read it.
While I knew of the Genizah and the role Schechter played, even as a Jewish Studies major in the 70's, I was totally ignorant of the work being done AT THAT TIME on these... Read morePublished 8 months ago by SWF
In reading the book the Sisters of Sinai, The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels (Vintage); I was fascinated by a short chapter that outlined... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Phred
Lot's of interesting facts I didn't know but the style is more like a textbook than the Indiana Jones-type adventure I was looking for. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Madeline L Hershenson
A fascinating look into this treasure trove of ancient writings, how it was discovered, and how it is being explored even today.Published 10 months ago by Joyce W. Graff
This is a very compelling look back at Jewish history. We owe these researchers, Jew and non-Jew a great debt.Published 14 months ago by CB