Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection

Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection

  • One of the manuscripts fragments from the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection
    One of the manuscripts fragments from the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection

The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection at the University Library is a window on the medieval world of the Mediterranean area.

Its 140,000 manuscripts fragments, mainly in Hebrew and Arabic, shed light on the mundane as well as the religious and cultural activities of that world. The programme of conservation and research being conducted by the Genizah Research Unit at the University Library, where they are housed, is leading to all manner of exciting discoveries about Jewish religious, communal and personal life, Hebrew culture, settlement in the land of Israel and relations with Muslims and Christians from as early as the ninth and tenth centuries.

Next steps

To support the Research Unit on an annual basis, become a Friend of the Genizah. You will find details of the benefits and Friendship levels on the University Library's website.

 

Alternatively, you may prefer to make a one-off donation to the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection and the Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge University Library.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about opportunities for philanthropic investment, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Jessie Smith

Development Associate - University Library

jessie.smith@admin.cam.ac.uk

+44 (0)1223 331878