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


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.