Happy New Year 5762 to all our Readers and Friends
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 to Jerusalem.
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.
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