I am writing to inquire if the Exilarch
Foundation would be interested in helping finance the
editing and publication of my memoirs about my life in
Iraq, Israel and the US titled ACROSS THREE WORLDS: In
Search of a Homeland - Iraq, Israel, US. For background,
I am attaching a brief overview I wrote about my memoirs
along with a one-page prologue. I have been working on
my memoirs for the last two years . So far I have written
a little over eight hundred pages (including pictures)
and have about three or four more months worth of work
to do before finishing the first round of writing. When
the writing is completed, I will send the manuscript to
a professional writer/editor to go over the manuscript
before submitting it for publication. If you feel my memoirs
fall within the scope of the Exilarch Foundation's support,
please let me know. I could then proceed to gather estimates
of the cost of editing and publishing the book, and would
appreciate any support to help defray those costs. Esme
Berg of the Sephardi Federation told me that the cost
of publishing the memoirs is around $8000. I am still
trying to get an estimate of the publicity and editing
J. Daniel Khazzoom
Thank you for your e-mail of 20 October.
We are interested in learning that you are writing your
Whilst we are not in a position to sponsor the publication
of your memoirs, we would be quite happy to buy 20 copies
of the published book whenever it will be ready.
I hope this will help you find a publisher
Thank you for your offer to purchase copies of my memoirs.
I will let you know when they are published. Thank you
for all you've done, and are still doing, to preserve
the heritage of Babylonian Jewry.
Have a Shebbashalom.