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November 28, 1980 - Image 50

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-11-28

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50 Friday, November 28, 1980

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Concern Expressed for Ancient Egyptian Synagogues

NEW YORK — Scholars
and Jewish organizations
are debating over what to do
about Cairo, Egypt's 12 an-
cient synagogues and the
manuscripts and volumes
they contain.
According to the New

York Times, the Ben-Ezra
Synagogue, Cairo's oldest,
was boarded up several
months ago, partly because
of alarming reports about
thefts of valuable books and
ornamental objects.
In 1896, a rabbi there un-

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earthed a spectacular cache
of biblical, liturgical and
historical texts spanning
2,100 years.
The documents found
in the synagogue came to
be known as the Cairo
Geniza. They made a
great contribution to
Jewish scholarship.
Some are in libraries
throughout the world.
While another discovery
of such magnitude is highly
unlikely, researchers fear
that whatever does remain
in Egypt's synagogues may
be stolen, sold or allowed to
decay.
"The whole place is full of
ripoffs," said Israel Singer,
executive director of the
North American branch of
the World Jewish Congress.
"People were going in
there with $10 and walking
out with whatever they
wanted," said Moshe
Cabasso, a senior official of
the World Sephardi Federa-
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ning to renovate the temple,
first used in the Ninth Cen-
tury.
It has already spent
$200,000 for refurbishing
Cairo's only active
synagogue, Shaar ha-
Shamayim, visited by
President Yitzhak Navon
of Israel last month.
Some critics charge that
the money could be better
spent elsewhere, noting
that Shaar haShamayim,
the showpiece of Cairo's
Jews, is in relatively good
condition.
"Why don't they renovate
a place that really needs it?"
asked David Hirsch, a fel-
lowship student who has es-
tablished close relations
with Egypt's JewS. He ex-
plained that there were 11
other synagogues in Cairo
and that the roofs of some
had collapsed or were near
collapse.
"Why don't they go find
and collect the thousands of
books scattered around?"

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