The untold story of an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts, hidden for centuries in a Cairo Synagogue, and the effort to bring them to the modern world. 

“Brilliantly conceived and executed.”

Professor Mark Cohen Princeton University (Emeritus)

"This remarkable new film...brings viewers a lively, deeply informed introduction to one of the world’s most astonishing collections of  documents about the Middle East."                   

Professor Stefan C. Reif, Fellow of St John’s College, University of Cambridge

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In 1896, Solomon Schechter entered the sacred storeroom of an ancient synagogue in Cairo and discovered a vast treasure trove of manuscripts that revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world.