OF BABYLONIAN JEWRY
BY THE EXILARCH'S FOUNDATION
78 - 2005/10 (Last updated October 2010)
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Heritage The Shrine of Ezra the Scribe in Southern Iraq
on the bank of the Tigris. In the 5th century B.C.E., the Prophet
Ezra Ha-Soffer recorded the Bible, changed the Hebrew alphabet
to the current square script, introduced the Synagogue as the
place of worship in lieu of the Temple and later led an aliyah
It was said of Ezra that if the Torah had not been given to
Moses, he would have been worthy to receive it.
It would be desirable for a delegation to be sent to Iraq to
inspect our Jewish shrines all over the country.
Scribe' is the Journal of Babylonian Jewry. It has been published
by the Exilarch's Foundation since 1971. The Magazine covers many
areas of interest including subjects related to Jews of Iraqi
origin. Its readership of about 5,000 is based in Israel, the
United Kingdom, the United States of America and many countries
of the Diaspora.It was founded and continues to be edited by Mr.
Naim Dangoor, the grandson of Hakham Ezra Reuben Dangoor who was
the Chief Rabbi of Baghdad, Iraq about 70 years ago.
designed and maintained by Simon Dangoor