Silk Road Jewish Manuscripts Dating Back to the 11th Century Come to Light

Written in Aramaic, Hebrew, Persian, Judeo-Arabic and Judeo-Persian, the 1,000-year-old documents are the family archive of Abu Nassar Ben Daniel, who lived along the old Silk Road.

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The appearance of mysterious manuscripts from what has been dubbed the “Afghan Genizah” – recalling the Cairo Genizah, the most important collection of manuscripts in the Jewish world – has roiled the market...