Scribe issue 76
A Happy 2003 to all
our Readers and Friends
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Torah Scrolls caught in the looting of the
Iraqi Museum. The above picture shows some of the Scrolls
which had been kept in the museum. At the mass aliya of
the 1950-51, the community left behind some 3,000 Sefarim.
Several hundreds were sent to Jewish communities all over
the world, and the Iraq government decided to keep a number
of the Scrolls in the museum as part of the national heritage.
Today these Scrolls would cost $30,000 each to write by
a qualified scribe.
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