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TJFF and IJAO Present

| ב׳ במרחשון ה׳תשפ״א (20/10/2020) | 0 Comments
TJFF and IJAO Present

MA’ABAROT: THE ISRAELI TRANSIT CAMPS This is a must see movie! Watch it in your own Home – completely COVID-19 safe. Screening: Thursday Oct 29-Friday Oct 30 (TORONTO PREMIERE)Zoom Q&A: […]

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From Iraq to exodus: the flight of a country’s Jewish community

| כ״ב בתמוז ה׳תש״פ (14/07/2020) | 0 Comments
From Iraq to exodus: the flight of a country’s Jewish community

by Holly Johnston ERBIL, Kurdistan Region —  Bertha Bekhor was 15 years old when a man knocked frantically at the door of her Baghdad home, on a warm June evening […]

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COVID-19 Protocols

| ד׳ בתמוז ה׳תש״פ (26/06/2020) | 0 Comments
COVID-19 Protocols

After receiving direction from public health authorities and in accord with the Sephardic Kehilah Centre’s practice, we have restarted weekly Shabbat services.Efforts will be made to ensure we do not […]

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ערוץ השיעורים והשירים של הרב דוד מנחם

| כ״ד בכסלו ה׳תש״פ (22/12/2019) | 0 Comments
ערוץ השיעורים והשירים של הרב דוד מנחם

. נוסח בבל, מקאם:שיגא יָהּ הַצֵּל יוֹנָה מְחַכָּה וְדִמְעָתָהּ לָךְ מְפַכָּה : וְתִשְׂמַח בָּךְ אַתָּה מַלְכָּהּ בִּשְׁמוֹנַת יְמֵי חֲנֻכָּה הוֹדוּ לְגֵאֶה עַל גֵּאִים וְנוֹרָא עַל כָּל נוֹרָאִים : הִצִּיל אֶת […]

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Don’t forget the Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim lands

| ד׳ בכסלו ה׳תש״פ (02/12/2019) | 0 Comments
Don’t forget the Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim lands

by Jonathan S. Tobin Palestinians and their supporters not only erase the Jewish history of the land of Israel, but also of the Jews of Arab lands who lost their […]

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New initiative seeks to remember ‘forgotten’ Jewish refugees from the Middle East

| ד׳ בכסלו ה׳תש״פ (02/12/2019) | 0 Comments
New initiative seeks to remember ‘forgotten’ Jewish refugees from the Middle East

by Israel Kasnett More than that, an effort is underway to recognize centuries of contributions of Jews in the Middle East and North Africa, and to foster relations for the […]

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Iraqi Judaism lives on in literary form

| ט׳ במרחשון ה׳תש״פ (07/11/2019) | 0 Comments
Iraqi Judaism lives on in literary form

by Joseph Croitoru Translated from the German by Nina Coon Interest in the Iraqi-Jewish cultural heritage is growing – both in Israel and Iraq. Novels in which emigrants and their […]

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Iraqi Jew Creates New Life for Herself in America

| י״ט בתשרי ה׳תש״פ (18/10/2019) | 0 Comments
Iraqi Jew Creates New Life for Herself in America

by Ben Sales When arguing with her first grade teacher about the Arab-Israeli conflict, Ceen Gabbai didn’t realize she was taking a huge risk. It was around September of 2000, and […]

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Here’s what it’s like to grow up as a Jew in Iraq

| ד׳ בתשרי ה׳תש״פ (03/10/2019) | 0 Comments
Here’s what it’s like to grow up as a Jew in Iraq

By Ben Sales NEW YORK (JTA) — When Ceen Gabbai argued with her first-grade teacher about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, she didn’t realize how big of a risk she was taking. […]

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The Jews of Kurdistan: How Kurdish Jews became Israeli

| י״ח באלול ה׳תשע״ט (18/09/2019) | 0 Comments
The Jews of Kurdistan: How Kurdish Jews became Israeli

By Pinar Ulumaskan Every Sukkot, the Kurdish Jews of Israel gather to dance, eat delicious foods and share stories about their homeland — the historic Kurdistan, now divided between Turkey, Syria, Iran […]

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Understanding the Indian Baghdadi Jews

| י״ט באב ה׳תשע״ט (20/08/2019) | 0 Comments
Understanding the Indian Baghdadi Jews

The Jewish Museum tells the history of British Jews while also celebrating the larger Jewish community.  One such community is the Baghdadi Jewish community of India. Originally from Iraq and […]

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Army troops play key role in preserving Iraqi Jewish heritage

| ט״ז באב ה׳תשע״ט (17/08/2019) | 0 Comments
Army troops play key role in preserving Iraqi Jewish heritage

By Steve DeVaneAirborne & Special Operations Museum exhibit is on display through Sept. 22. An exhibit of material related to the Jewish community in Iraq shows the important role Army […]

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