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New York - Rabbi talks About His Effort To Salvage Egyptian Jewry

Published on: July 1, 2007 05:34 PM
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New York - Rabbi Andrew Baker,is featured in a very interesting Wall Street Journal article on Egyptian Jewry.

Rabbi Andrew Baker of the American Jewish Committee has traveled to Egypt twice in the past year and a half to launch an effort to salvage and repair the synagogues and cemeteries and holy objects. He longs to build a Jewish museum that would preserve the Egypt Jewry’s fabled history,” writes Lucette Lagnado in an extensive Page One article based on her newly published book, The Man in the White Sharkskin Sun. read the entire article here 

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 Jul 02, 2007 at 04:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Why would the world spend millions of dollars to send Jewish kids to the death camps of Poland?

If a commemorative "museum" of Christian hatred is worth learning about, then surely a museum commemorative of a flourishing and prosperous Jewish community in Egypt for 1400 years is also worthwhile.

While we should never forget the atrocities that befell us at the hands of European Christians we
also should not forget the kindnesses and successes our people enjoyed while being hosted in the lands of Arab Muslims.

We should not forget the million Jews who sought and received refuge in Muslim lands from European Christian persecution during the Crusades, the Inquisition and the Holocaust.

I would also hope to see more young Jewish people traveling to Spain to see the remnants of the Jewish community that flourished there until 1491 when Spain was fully conquered for Christiandom from the Moors.


 Jul 02, 2007 at 02:11 PM Anonymous Says:

why in the world spend $ to build a jewish museum in Egypt?


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