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WHO OWNS JEWISH HERITAGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

 

WHO OWNS JEWISH HERITAGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

An illustrated talk by Lyn Julius

With the exodus of 99 percent of the Middle East’s Jewish population, the thorny question remains: what happens to the communal property they left
behind? Community registers in Egypt. Torah scrolls in Yemen. The tug-of-war over the Iraqi-Jewish archive, now in the US but claimed by Iraq. Who owns the heritage
of now-defunct Jewish communities in Arab countries? Is it the exiled Jews? Or is it part of a country’s national heritage?

Lyn Julius is the founder of HARIF, the UK Association of Jews from the Middle
East and North Africa and the author of UPROOTED: How 3,000 years of Jewish
Civilisation in the Arab world vanished overnight’ (Vallentine Mitchell, 2018)

 

DATE: WEDNESDAY 15th OF MAY 2019
TIME: 19.30
VENUE: Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue,Norrice Lea, London N2 0RE
TICKETS: £10