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Virtual Travels with David Liebling to Sites of Jewish History: Cairo

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7 Shevat 5781

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

-The Citadel and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Cairo- MET DP109560.jpg

In this series, Shir Hadash member David Liebling will use his extensive research and travel experience to lead us on a virtual tour of this month's travel destination. Learn about the sights and history, especially Jewish history, of each new location.

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This month's destination: Cairo in the Age of Maimonides

After Cordoba and Fez, we're continuing our tour in the footsteps of Maimonides in Cairo, where Maimonides arrived around 1168. The Cairo Geniza, found in the Ben Ezra Synagogue by Solomon Schechter, later gave scholars an incredible glimpse of Medieval Jewish life in Cairo.

Top photo credit: The Citadel and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Cairo, 1870s, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art via Wiki Commons.

Bottom photo: Diorama of men opening the Cairo Geniza.

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