The Friedberg Genizah Project will use a high performance computer network at Tel Aviv University to break the codes of the Cairo Genizah.
What to do with the old books – it’s a growing problem for synagogues across the United States.In the last six years, the three major American Jewish denominations have released new prayer books. More than 1,500 synagogues have purchased the books, in some cases making older versions obsolete.
High-tech scientists are using computers and ultraviolet images to gather fragments of the Cairo genizah. So far, they’ve pieced together 1,000 documents from 350,000 tiny scraps.