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Sunday Brunch with Raphael Abada

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Temple Beth Abraham

25 Leroy Avenue

Tarrytown, NY 10591

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The Israel Committee invites you to join us for Sunday Brunch featuring Raphael Abada. Rafi, an Iraqi-Israeli-American Jew, will be speaking about his father's and grandfather's art of making wooden Torah Tiqs (covers). Rafi will also discuss and show us pictures of his recent repair of an over 100-year-old Iraqi Torah Tiq. He will then delve into the history of Saddam Hussein's poor treatment of the Iraqi Jews, including the confiscation of Jewish art, records, and religious papers and documents (including Torahs) from synagogues and Jewish schools. These artifacts were discovered by American Marines during the second Gulf War and are known as the Iraqi Archives. Rafi was asked to photograph the ceremonial burial of some of the Torah scrolls.


Donations are gratefully accepted to help defray the cost of brunch and to help us plan more Israel programming. Please see us at the event to donate.
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