The Association of Jewish Academic from Iraq announces
with great regret the Passing away of our Dear Friend, Dr.
Abraham Ben-Ya'qob. He was buried in Jerusalem yesterday,
the 2 November, 2005. In the funeral, I have represented
the Academic Committee of the Babylonian Heritage Center
and the Association of Jewish academics from Iraq. In the
obituary I mentioned his devotion to the study of the Babylonian
Jewry, its history, cultures, customs, biographies of its
eminent personalities, literature, poetry, toms yeshiva,
bibliographies and biographies, folklore and all the aspects
of the Jewish life in the past and present in Iraq, Israeli
the Far East and the rest of the Oriental Jewish world.
The late Dr. Ben-Ya'qob published more that 40 books which
form a huge encyclopedia on the Babylonian and Kurdish Communities
in Iraq and some Sephardic personalities in the Arab World.
With out his basic works, no scholar can write on these
aspects of the Jews of Iraq without using his works. He
was a modest scholar, helpful, honest and devoted to the
history of the Jewish people, to the Jewish belief, customs
Yehyeh Zikhro barukh.
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