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I have been an avid reader of The Scribe for the past 29 years, ever since my father Abraham Sassoon Mukamal received your first issue of this wonderful agazine. My Father as well as all of his children and his brothers and sisters were born in Baghdad and proud to be identified as Iraqi Jews. My brother Steven and I have established a website on the internet: which now includes more than 900 family members dating back to the early 1700's. Some family lineage is most complete while other members dating prior to the turn of the past century are very skimpy in data. This is due primarily to the fact that old age has taken a toll on these patriarchs who never passed down in written dorm where they came from.

This website includes the spouses and their family of the patriarchs' Abraham Mukamal, a Sassoon Murad and Abdulnabi Chitayat. My brother and I are happy for what we have accomplished so far with identifying as many family members as possible, BUT there are so many more family members that are not included. Also, this website: was envisioned as a living family tree of the original Mukamal, a Sassoon Murad and Chitayat patriarchs'. One that could be updated as new members are added and the departed are recognised. I need the help of The Scribe and The Scribe web page to spread the word that exists and that any corrections, changes and/or additions to a family such as a birth, death or special event or occasion. Please e-mail me at I will be more than happy to include any needed changes to the family tree. I speak for my brother and my immediate family of uncles, aunts and cousins who are proud of where they or their parents came from. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share the introduction of the website: with all The Scribe readership.


David Samier Mukamal, Son of Abraham Sassoon Mukamal

Scribe: One has to be very careful when going back more than 200-250 years.



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