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Iraqi Jewish Archive....and its destiny - Nooone - 03-31-2021

I admit frankly I do not register with new forums..however in this case  I have made an exception.....

In 2003 the US rescuded Iraqi Jewish Archives after they had been stolen....by Saddam Hussein....they were in bad condition....and were restored.....now the US Goverment is considering to give heritage ...not to the community it was stolen from but the Iraqi Goverment..... Huh Angry Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh

For those who read this story and feel they must do something   there is an online pettiton....

The Archives at Iraqi Jewish Archive | (ijarchive.org)
Preserving the Iraqi Jewish Archive | National Archives

The story In regard to the Iraqi Jewish Archive...please see article link to protest....against giving it away....https://www.aish.com/jw/s/Struggle-for-the-Scrolls.html


The petition is at Don't let the Jewish archive go back to Iraq! (avaaz.org)
Heart Heart


RE: Iraqi Jewish Archive....and its destiny - searchinmyroots - 03-31-2021

Hello Noone and welcome to the forum.

Just to let you know, the first 3 posts are moderated to help keep out spam and bots.


RE: Iraqi Jewish Archive....and its destiny - Nooone - 03-31-2021

Thank You Cool


RE: Iraqi Jewish Archive....and its destiny - Nooone - 04-01-2021

Up update I received this from Rabbi P. Waldham from Aish.com ASk the Rabbi which I would like to share:
Shalom TF;



Thank you for your interesting question.



It is important that we save the tradition and keep to it. This is firmly based in the fact that Sephardim and Ashkenazim stick to their stringencies, prayers and even some of their leniencies, despite moving to a ‘melting pot’ area, such as New York – (source: “Igrot Moshe” by R’ M. Feinstein, O.C. I 159; “Yabia Omer” by R’ O. Yosef, V O.C. 37).


RE: Iraqi Jewish Archive....and its destiny - Nooone - 04-04-2021

From Eretz Hemdah 4/4/2021

We are not familiar with the particular case you referenced but generally it would certainly seem that preserving a community's heritage is a worthy enterprise, especially when it involves sacred writings.


RE: Iraqi Jewish Archive....and its destiny - Nooone - 04-05-2021

Received a similar answear to query at
https://dinonline.org/2021/04/05/jewish-community-heritage/

While I am not familiar with the particular instance that you are referring to. In general, we should help Jews not only survive, but to help them preserve their heritage too.

Best wishes


RE: Iraqi Jewish Archive....and its destiny - Jason - 04-05-2021

How do you propose that Jews remain living in Arab-majority countries?


RE: Iraqi Jewish Archive....and its destiny - Nooone - 04-06-2021

If the goverment they live under..fallows the Yemen pattern...thenget out and go up to Israel....
If the goverment does not fallow the Yemen pattern...let the Jews of that community deceide if they stay or go...