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From Cairo to the Cloud

Michelle Payma began filming of a documentary about the Cairo Geniza, "Cairo to the Cloud" five years ago. She has filmed over forty interviews with Geniza scholars, computer scientists, archivists, librarians, conservators, scribes, rabbis and writers in Canada, the US, UK, France, and Israel. The film is currently being edited.

Please check out the new trailer here:

Cairo to the Cloud has been largely self-financed, supplemented by several private donations, and aided in no small part by the priceless support of friends and family who helped in innumerable ways. The project has kicked off our campaign to raise the funds necessary to complete the film.

Donations are made through our fiscal sponsor, the International Documentary Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. Your donation is tax-deductible in the United States to the extent permitted by law.

We are pleased to announce our new series of web articles in TheTorah.Com, as part of the Center's outreach program.

TheTorah.Com website will host a series of six articles based on the work of the Midrash group at the Haifa Genizah Center. was founded in order to share academic study of the Bible with a wider audience, providing historical and contextual approaches to the weekly reading of the Torah.

An introduction about the Genizah, The Haifa Center and the Midrash project is presented  here

Follw the series:  The Egyptian Midwives, The Symbolic Value of Orlah, Contesting the Identification of Elijah, A Mongamous Issac prays for his Barren Wife

We are grateful for the TABS team Zev Farber and David Steinberg for their support and their involvement in the publication of the series,