By the Rivers of Babylon at The Jewish Museum
from Jennifer Marin
Curator of the Museum
Exhibition on the Jews of Iraq
20 November 2002 - 6 April 2003
I am finalising the picture selections for the above,
and editing material for the accompanying catalogue
publication. Further to our telephone conversation,
I am sending you a list of photographs that we should
like to borrow please, and to assist with checking
the information for a few specific photographs.
We appreciate you granting permission to use quotations
from The Scribe. We intend to use a few short extracts
from Mozelle Sassoon's 1910 diary account (issue 74).
The Scribe is a truly invaluable source of information
and illustrative reference. We are happy to print
in the catalogue full acknowledgement of your website
details as follows:
The Scribe - Journal of Babylonian Jewry, published
by The Exilarch's Foundation, London, on the internet
since issue 70 (October 1998), and back issues (since
1971) available on-line at www.dangoor.com/scribe
Here are the themes for which I am seeking new photos
1. Iraqi Jews in Britain
So far we have shortlisted the photograph of your
family Seder from 1974, and a colour reunion photograph
of Frank Iny School (Scribe issue 73) but would like
to include other recent activities showing the community
in the UK.
2. Sweets and Spices - about food
This has proven rather difficult to illustrate.
We shall be re-printing three or four pages of traditional
Baghdadi recipes at the end of the catalogue, and
wish to illustrate with photographs of dishes, party
scenes, etc. - historical rather than modern.
3. Wedding Customs
e.g. dress, Luzina tray
4. The Sassoon family with Hakham Yosef Haim etc.
We would like a print of this with the identities
of all those shown. I need to get accurate information
on the Great Synagogue and a similar one called the
New Synagogue. Are they the same?
The two synagogues look similar but are not the same.
If you would like to make any comments or contribute
to The Scribe please contact us