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The Genizah On-Line Database

The GOLD databases contain a selection of Genizah material. The material includes cataloguing, bibliographical details, and digital images of fragments.

The Legacy database, including catalogues published up to 2008: Targumic manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (Professor M. L. Klein), Medical and para-medical manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (Dr H. D. Isaacs and Dr C. F. Baker), and Post-Talmudic rabbinic manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections Vol.1: Taylor-Schechter New Series (Professor R. Brody and Dr E. J. Wiesenberg).

The catalogue database contains links to many scanned manuscripts, which can be magnified and examined in great detail. The mounting of 100 of these images was made possible by a grant from the Kessler Foundation, whose income is received from the Jewish Chronicle.

The Current database, includes recently catalogued Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic manuscript fragments of the Additional Series of the T-S collection, liturgical fragments, and Hebrew and Aramaic documentary fragments.

The databases also include for the first time complete and revised bibliographical information covering the entire period 1896–2003, part of which was formerly published in the following volumes: Published Material from the Cambridge Genizah Collections, A Bibliography 1896–1980 (edited by Stefan C. Reif); Published Material from the Cambridge Genizah Collections, A Bibliography 1980–1997 (edited by Rebecca J. W. Jefferson & Erica C. D. Hunter); Published Material from the Cambridge Genizah Collections, A Bibliography 1998–2003 (edited by Rebecca J. W. Jefferson & Mila Ginsburskaya) (forthcoming)

This current database has been created thanks to major support provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Friedberg Genizah Project.

Complete catalogues of worldwide Genizah material, including the Cambridge collections, can be searched at The Friedberg Genizah Project.

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