Friday, June 05, 2020

The Tomb of Nahum still needs repairs

RENOVATIONS? New report urges 'urgent' action to preserve remaining Jewish sites in Syria and Iraq. The Jewish Cultural Heritage Initiative identified four 'priority' sites where preservation work was considered viable (The Jewish Chronicle).
The four sites identified were the Meir Tweig Synagogue and the Al-Habibiyah Jewish Cemetery, both of which are in Baghdad; the Sasson Synagogue in Mosul; and the 12th century Shrine of the Prophet Nahum in the northern Iraqi town of Al-Qosh.
This out of 368 that the JCHI assessed. It judged that 27 needed immediate attention.

Background on the (traditional) Tomb of Nahum is here and links. Last I heard, it was undergoing urgent repairs.

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