The only mentions of a sukkah in the Cairo Genizah refer to communal sukkot in synagogue courtyards. A fact that caused quite a bit of trouble.
A shopping list found among the treasures of the Cairo Genizah was scrawled on the back of a rather important document.
We collected a few greetings and well-wishes for the holiday that were found in the famous Cairo Genizah
A glimpse at a remnant from an 11th century prayer book discovered in the Cairo Genizah
Looking for proof that nothing ever changes? In this ancient letter a mother complains to her son that he doesn’t write to her often enough… Sound familiar?
Documents from the Cairo Genizah: How is one to be buried? And more importantly, what should one wear to the burial? Egyptian Jews had clear requirements on the matter.
A particular parrot mentioned in a manuscript from the famous Cairo Genizah possessed an impressive knowledge of Jewish scripture!