Cairo Genizah app released

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We are proud to announce that the Friedberg Genizah Project has officially released the Cairo Genizah app developed by Sifra Digital!

The Friedberg Genizah Research Project is a comprehensive project. One of its most important goals is to computerize the Cairo Genizah. The project includes more than 450,000 high-quality digital images of manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah, and for many of them, there is related information such as identification, catalogs published, transliterations, joins and bibliographical references. By presenting this information, any site visitor can get all the known published information about the requested item.

Genizah researchers or scholars in Jewish studies or related study fields, can register to the website, view information and enter new information themselves. The site is developed and maintained by “Genazim”, the computing unit of the Friedberg Genizah Project, under the leadership of Professor Yaacov Choueka.

The Genzaim mobile app enables one to view the Genizah manuscripts on mobile devices. Access to images is very fast and requires prior knowledge of the image FGP number. The application includes basic image processing functions such as zooming in and zooming out.

The app requires individual username and password. If you don’t have one already, please register on their website.

The app is available for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and for Android smartphones and tablets.

Please send any feedback to ydeitel@sifradigital.com or directly to the Genizah Project: friedbergproject@genizah.org

The Genizah Project app is what inspired us to develop our “Tabletaria” solution for digital collections. Click here to find out more about what Sifra Digital can do to bring your digital collections to mobile devices.

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