Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Illuminating Jewish Life in a Muslim Empire

Documents found in a cave in Afghanistan provide details about the economic, cultural, and religious life of a small group of Jews in the Persian Empire of the 11th century. The New York times reports.  According to the the National Library of Israel, where the documents were unveiled, “This is the first time that we have actual physical evidence of the Jewish life and culture within the Iranian culture of the 11th century." My thanks to Frances Coffey for sending along the link.

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