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New methods, new resources and Jewish Studies

Historians conducting research on diasporas have traditionally mined family letters, diaries, ephemera, newspapers, oral histories etc. in order to compose coherent narratives of dispersion that go beyond official accounts. Today, such primary sources are increasingly being digitized, born-digital or created online as blogs, e-mails, tweets, and social network sites posts that compose a vast universe […]

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Rejoining the Cairo Genizah fragments by Citizen Science

One of the major obstacles facing the Cairo Genizah research is the fragmentary state of the documents and their scattering. It is very common to locate different pages from the same manuscript, and even several scraps from the same page, located in different libraries which may reside even in different continents. A significant contribution to […]

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