genizah

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Hebrew "hiding-place".

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genizah (plural genizoth)

  1. A storeroom located in or by a synagogue where are kept sacred Hebrew books that cannot be used (through damage or heretical teachings), but which cannot be discarded because they contain God's name.
    The Cairo Genizah was discovered in 1896