Princeton prof chronicles Jewish life in 10th century Egypt

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    Princeton University professor Marina Rustow is a social historian of the medieval Middle East

    Princeton University professor Marina Rustow is a social historian of the medieval Middle East

    Perhaps less famous than the Dead Sea Scrolls, the 300,000 manuscript fragments collectively known as the “Cairo Genizah” are nonetheless some of the oldest and most extensive records of Jewish life from long long ago.

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller spoke about what the fragments tell us about life for Jews in 10th century Egypt with Princeton University professor Marina Rustow, winner of a MacArthur “genius grant” this year.

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