Sacred Trash download free [PDF and Ebook] by Adina Hoffman

Sacred Trash download free [PDF and Ebook] by Adina Hoffman year 2016
  • Book name: Sacred Trash
  • Author: Adina Hoffman
  • Release date: 2016/11/6
  • Publisher: SCHOCKEN BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780805212235
  • Rating: 7.16 of 10
  • Votes: 286
  • Review by: Remi Jacob
  • Review rating: 8.01 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/4
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 36 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST WINNER OF THE 2012 AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION'S SOPHIE BRODY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN JEWISH LITERATURE Sacred Trash tells the remarkable story of the Cairo Geniza-a synagogue repository for worn-out texts that turned out to contain the most vital cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered. This tale of buried communal treasure weaves together unforgettable portraits of Solomon Schechter and the other modern heroes responsible for the collection's rescue with explorations of the medieval documents themselves-letters and poems, wills and marriage contracts, Bibles, money orders, fiery dissenting religious tracts, fashion-conscious trousseaux lists, prescriptions, petitions, and mysterious magical charms. Presenting a pan-oramic view of almost a thousand years of vibrant Mediterranean Judaism, Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole bring contemporary readers into the heart of this little-known trove, whose contents have rightly been dubbed 'the Living Sea Scrolls.' Part biography, part meditation on the supreme value the Jewish people has long placed in the written word, Sacred Trash is above all a gripping tale of adventure and redemption. (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H54M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Early Modern History: C 1450/1500 To C 1700, Jewish Books, Jewish Studies, History Of Religion, Literary Studies: General, Social & Cultural History, Art History: Renaissance, Medieval History
  • Available formats: RTF, PPTX, PDF, TIFF, EPUB, DOC, WORD, TXT. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, LZMA, 7-ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.75 USD
  • Dimensions: 154x214x22mm
  • Weight: 430g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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