Westminster College, Cambridge

Westminster College, a theological college of the United Reformed Church, holds a unique collection of Cairo Genizah fragments.

Westminster College, a theological college of the United Reformed Church, holds a unique collection of Cairo Genizah fragments. Discovered in Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue in 1896 by the College’s benefactors, the documents were brought back to England and preserved by the College. Dating from 870 to 1880, the Genizah fragments are essential in understanding social and economic Jewish history. The collection was digitally photographed by Ardon in 2005.