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Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue exhibit
Phone (410) 547-9000
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Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue exhibit

Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:00a to 5:00p
Walters Art Museum Baltimore, MD

This focus show highlights a work of exceptional historical importance—an intricately decorated and inscribed wood panel from a Torah ark, a special cupboard that holds the sacred Jewish scripture. The panel is believed to come from the Ben Ezra synagogue of Old Cairo (Fostat), Egypt, which has captivated public imagination for over a century. It is the site of the 19th-century discovery of the Cairo Geniza, a treasure trove of documents on medieval Jewish life around the Mediterranean.

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Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 547-9000
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