Saturday, May 28, 2016

Likud Druze Deputy Minuster Ayoub Kara visits Syria ....Last Jews of Aleppo Immigrate with him to Zion.

Israeli Deputy Minister admitted he visited  Syria Ayoub Kara  traveled to the war-ravaged the country clandestinely on a Syrian Passport in order to save the last Jewish family in Aleppo.His mission was under the auspices of the Mossad and at the special request of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. The 7 last Jews of Aleppo had previously turned down assistance to immigrate to Zion  This time with high level plodding from Kara all seven left their war ravaged city with the ancient Torah scrolls they were protecting and via Lebanon and then Turkey safely were delivered to Zion. This is the second such mission Kara ... let me stress a Druse , favorite MK of Netanyahu and popular speaker at National Religious events like Artuz 7 and Sevah's Jerusalem Conference ( he spoke there in February  2016) has help the Mossad and Jewish agency bring some few remaining Jews in Arab Lands to Zion. A year he was instrumental in bringing 17 remaining Yemite Jews with five 1000 year old Torah Scrolls to Zion. The Mossad also extracted almost three tons of two ancient synagogue Geniza (genizah) back to Zion.  In addition to the Ancient scrolls some of the Aleppo Synagogue Genizas were extracted and handed over for research at the Israel Museum.

Deputy Regional Cooperation Minister Ayoub Kara, 

Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara, a member of the Likud faction, admitted on Saturday he visited in Syria since the beginning of the civil war there.Kara, the deputy regional cooperation minister, was asked about his experience in Syria at a cultural event in Be'er Sheva. He said that the situation is "very hard, a very serious situation, you can't even imagine… It's a whole other world. When you crossover from Israel to Lebanon or Syria, you see the difference."

When asked if he had crossed into Syria sometime in the past year, Kara, who is Druze, refused to divulge details. "I won't get into it… I've been accused of visiting Aleppo in order to save the last Jewish family [there], I never denied or confirmed it."

A view of the front line in Old Aleppo, Syria, January 4, 2015.Hosam Katan, Reuters

Kara did, however, describe the city, saying that "Aleppo today is abandoned… Today when you enter it, you won't even think that it's Aleppo. It doesn't even remind you of Aleppo." He added that 20,000 Jews once lived in the city, with "harmony between Jews and Druze and all other minorities."
When asked about the danger involved in such a trip, Kara said, "I'm not a man who's afraid, because I'm a believer, and one who believes isn't afraid."

Earlier this month the deputy minister claimed he was involved in the release of Berjas Aweidat, a Druze man from the Golan Heights town of Majdal Shams. Syria released Aweidat, 47, after 13 years in jail.

The reason for his detainment was unclear, but Kara said he was suspected of spying for Israel.
read more: 


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A genizah at the Narkeldanga Cemetery, in KolkataIndia.[1]
genizah (or genizaHebrew: גניזה "storage"; plural: genizot or genizoth or genizahs)[2] is a storage area in a Jewish synagogue or cemetery designated for the temporary storage of worn-out Hebrew-language books and papers on religious topics prior to proper cemetery burial.


The word genizah comes from the Hebrew triconsonantal root g-n-z, which means "hiding", and originally meant "to hide" or "to put away".[3] Later, it became a noun for a place where one put things, and is perhaps best translated as "archive" or "repository".


A genizah in a synagogue (Samarkand, Uzbekistan, ca. 1865 - 1872 CE)
Genizot are temporary repositories designated for the storage of worn-out Hebrew-language books and papers on religious topics prior to proper cemetery burial, it being forbidden to throw away writings containing the name of God. As even personal letters and legal contracts may open with an invocation of God, the contents of genizot have not been limited to religious materials; in practice, they have also contained writings of a secular nature, with or without the customary opening invocation, as well as writings in other Jewish languages that use the Hebrew alphabet (Judeo-ArabicJudeo-PersianJudeo-Spanish, and Yiddish).
Genizot are typically found in the attic or basement of a synagogue, but can also be in walls or buried underground. They may also be located in cemeteries.[3]
The contents of genizot are periodically gathered solemnly and then buried in the cemetery or bet ḥayyim. Synagogues in Jerusalem buried the contents of their genizot every seventh year, as well as during a year of drought, believing that this would bring rain. This custom is associated with the far older practice of burying a great or good man with a sefer (either a book of the Tanakh, or the Mishnah, the Talmud, or any work ofrabbinic literature) which has become pasul (unfit for use through illegibility or old age). The tradition of paper-interment is known to have been practiced in Morocco, Algiers, Turkey, and Egypt.


A possible geniza at Masada, eastern Israel
The Talmud (Tractate Shabbat 115a) directs that holy writings in other than the Hebrew language requiregenizah, that is, preservation. In Pesachim 118b, bet genizah is a treasury. In Pesachim 56a, Hezekiah hides (ganaz) a medical work; in Shabbat 115a, R. Gamaliel orders that the targum to the Book of Job should be hidden (yigganez) under the nidbak (layer of stones). In Shabbat 30b, there is a reference to those rabbis who sought to categorize the books of Ecclesiastes and Proverbs as heretical; this occurred before the canonization of the Hebrew Bible, when disputes flared over which books should be considered Biblical. The same thing occurs in Shabbat 13b in regard to the Book of Ezekiel, and in Pesachim 62 in regard to the Book of Genealogies.
In medieval times, Hebrew scraps and papers that were relegated to the genizah were known as shemot or "names," because their sanctity and consequent claim to preservation were held to depend on their containing the "names" of God. In addition to papers, articles connected with the ritual, such as tzitzitlulavim, and sprigs of myrtle, are similarly stored.
According to folklore, these scraps were used to hide the famed Golem of Prague, whose body is claimed to lie in the genizah of the Altneushul in Prague.
Modern genizah collection receptacle on street in Nachlaot,Jerusalem
By far, the best-known genizah, which is famous for both its size and spectacular contents, is the Cairo Geniza. Recognized for its importance and introduced to the Western world in 1864 by Jacob Saphir, and chiefly studied by Solomon Schechter and Shlomo Dov Goitein, the genizah had an accumulation of almost 280,000 Jewish manuscript fragments dating from 870 AD to the 19th century. These materials were important for reconstructing the religious, social and economic history of Jews, especially in the Middle Ages.
In 2011, the so-called Afghan Geniza, an 11th-century collection of manuscript fragments in Hebrew,AramaicJudeo-Arabic and Judeo-Persian, was found in Afghanistan, in caves used by the Taliban.[4]


No comments:

Post a Comment