I wanted to let you know that I am in receipt
of your letter and the copies of "The Scribe"
that you so kindly sent. As well as to send my thanks and
appreciation to His Highness the Exilarch, and to you as
well. I hope that this finds all of you in the best of health.
I read The Scribe with great interest, especially enjoying
the descriptions of various traditions and practices, the
historical anecdotes such as diary entrees from the Sasoon
family and the fabulous pictures. As well, I was also greatly
interested in His Highness thoughts and ideas on both current
events and history. If some of his ideas were put into place,
particularly concerning the situation in the Middle East,
and also in the field of economics, what a different world
we might live in! Unfortunately it seems that there are
overwhelming (for now) forces that have great interest in
seeing things continue as they are, or only changing in
a manner that suits their own goals and selfish desires.
May we merit to see the day that the powers to be actually
begin to listen to the wisdom that is so freely offered
to them; or move aside and let more noble individuals have
a go at things.
I regret that I do not have a computer and thus internet
access, and therefore cannot access the issues of The Scribe
that are to be found there. (In the great rush forward into
the information age many of us have no choice but to be
left behind). But my interest in His Highness, and the Babylonian
Jewish tradition remains, and I hope to learn more in the
With that I will close, whishing you all the very best
Thank you for your recent letter and we are interested in
your quest to follow the mesora of the Babylonian Jews.
As preliminary in formation you would do well to read our
publication of "The Scribe" since 1971, of which
we enclose a few copies. At the same time all the issues
are on the internet and can be downloaded from www.scribe1.com
For your information historically the first Exilarch was
the Jewish King Yehoyachin who was taken captive to Babylon
If you need further information, don’t hesitate to
write to His Highness the Exilarch.
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