Tzipporah and Yitzchok Sufrin chose the Rambam’s yahrzeit as an opportune time to bring the Rambam into the lives of their community.
Cambridge University Library has some 200,000 fragments from the Cairo Geniza –the largest collection in the world- which is housed in their archives. These 800 -1000-year-old treasures come from the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo.
Cambridge library have been persuaded take those manuscripts which were related to Rambam and grant us a private viewing with the emphasis of actual handwritten manuscripts – one from Mishneh Torah as well associated exhibits connected to Rambam.
The 2 hour presentation was preceded by a talk given by Rabbi Reuven Leigh Chabad shliach to Cambridge and its campuses.
The group were so moved by the visit that they described it as a most awesome and overwhelming experience. The shlucha Tzipporah Sufrin arranged the event, and once again received financial support from the chief Rabbi’s office in recognition of her innovative programs like the Tashlich Cruise and Purim in the British museum.
Rabbi Yitzchok Sufrin announced as a follow up and to contInue the momentum he will be holding a course of shiurim on the Rambams works and there has been an enthusiastic response.