genizah

A storeroom located in or by a synagogue where are kept sacred Hebrew books that cannot be used (through damage or heretical teachings), but which cannot be discarded because they contain Gods name.

The Cairo Genizah was discovered in 1896


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  • GENIZAH — (Heb. גְּנִיזָה; literally storing ), a place for storing books or ritual objects which have become unusable. The genizah was usually a room attached to the synagogue where books and ritual objects containing the name of God – which cannot be… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Genizah — A genizah (or geniza; Hebrew: unicode|hbrgimelhbrnunhbryudhbrzayinhbrhe storage ; plural: genizot) is the store room or depository in a synagogue (or cemetery), usually specifically for worn out Hebrew language books and papers on religious… …   Wikipedia

  • genizah — ▪ Judaism also spelled  Geniza (Hebrew: “hiding place”),  plural  Genizot, Genizoth, or Genizahs,         in Judaism, a repository for timeworn sacred manuscripts and ritual objects, generally located in the attic or cellar of a synagogue. In the …   Universalium

  • Genizah — Geniza (hebr. גניזה gənīzā; aus pers.: gonj Schatzkammer; Plural: Genizoth) ist ein vermauerter Hohlraum zur Aufbewahrung ausgedienter hebräischer liturgischer Schriften. Hier wurden nicht mehr lesbare Torarollen oder andere Texte, die man nicht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Genizah — [gɛ ni:zə] noun a room attached to a synagogue and housing damaged, discarded, or heretical texts and sacred relics. Origin from Heb. gĕnīzāh, lit. hiding place …   English new terms dictionary

  • genizah — n. a room attached to a synagogue and housing damaged, discarded, or heretical books etc., and sacred relics. Etymology: Heb. genizah, lit. hiding place f. ganaz hide, set aside …   Useful english dictionary

  • Genizah — Gueniza Une gueniza ou guenizah (héb. : גניזה « [endroit de mise en] dépôt »; plur. guenizot) est la pièce d une synagogue servant d entrepôt, principalement pour des ouvrages traitant de sujets religieux rédigés en hébreu, devenus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Genizah — n. storehouse for Hebrew sacred books no longer in use …   English contemporary dictionary

  • genizah — ge·ni·zah …   English syllables

  • genizah — A repository for damage or banned books …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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