Monday, September 13, 2010

Genizah Update #22: The New Year Begins, Release Date Draws Near

Genizah Update #22
The New Year Begins, Release Date Draws Near

September 13, 2010

Dear Friends,

As the Jewish New Year 5771 begins, I am pleased to inform you that I have finally finished writing my book, Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah. At least I’ve almost finished it…I think. I know I’ve said this before, but this time I really, really think it’s true. Aside from one or two emails-worth of index-tweaking, the book is now complete – all 265 pages of it.

The book is currently scheduled for release on October 27, but, if you’d like, you can pre-order your copy at:

Attached are the testimonials that will appear in the front-matter of the book – some of them will also appear on the cover. The people who wrote these endorsements all took the time to read and respond to a draft of the book, and I am honored to have received their very kind feedback.

Genizah Events and Appearances:

I have just barely started to promote the book, but already the calendar is filling up:

October 10: Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church, Woodinville, WA
October 14, 21: St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, WA
October 31: Kehillat Israel Congregation, Lansing, MI
November 1: Michigan State University
November 3: Speaking at “Torahthon 2010,” Herzl Ner Tamid Congregation, Seattle
December 9: Temple Beth El, Tacoma, WA
February 26-27 Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, Boise, ID

November/December, TBA
• Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle
• Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island
• Powell’s Bookstore, Portland, OR (???)

Additionally, there will be some sort of book release celebration in November, details TBA.


I am still gathering funds for this project and too donate to the Genizah preservation work at Cambridge University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Please send your donations to me at:

15030 232nd Ave. NE
Woodinville, WA 98077

Thank you all for your ongoing support of and enthusiasm for this project. Together, we are telling the world the fascinating and important story of the Cairo Genizah.


Rabbi Mark Glickman