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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 Jewish Diasporas around the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, this Jewish community played a crucial economic role in the region, which served as the trading centre […]

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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 troops can play in the preservation of culture, the director of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum said. Special Operations soldiers played a key role […]

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From Baghdad to Boston and Beyond”: A Memoir of an Iraqi Jew

| י״ד באב ה׳תשע״ט (15/08/2019) | 0 Comments
From Baghdad to Boston and Beyond”: A Memoir of an Iraqi Jew

“From Baghdad to Boston and Beyond”: A Memoir of an Iraqi Jew”. Amy Dane co-author of Dr. Jacob Shammash’s story of emigration from Baghdad in 1947, after the Farhud and his amazing success in America. The book is a true story of love, horror, sadness and joy. reinvention of one man and his family in […]

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Iraqi Singer, Ismail Fadel to Majalla: “I am convinced that music is a way to bring communities together and push towards peace.”

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Iraqi Singer, Ismail Fadel to Majalla: “I am convinced  that music is a way to bring communities together and push towards  peace.”

By Amal Shehata The Iraqi community in Israel cares deeply for it heritage and many of its members organise Arabic concerts on a regular basis. When an Iraqi singing voice is heard in Tel Aviv, the Iraqi Jews living in Israel feel a sense of collective celebratory euphoria, as they get the opportunity to commemorate […]

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Ending the Humiliation (Vic Rosenthal)

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Ending the Humiliation (Vic Rosenthal)

 by Vic Rosenthal When the muhtasib or his agent comes to collect the jizya, he should stand the dhimmi in front of him, slap him on the side of the neck and say: “Pay the jizya, unbeliever.” The dhimmi will take his hand out of his pocket holding the jizya and present it to him with […]

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The Jew Who Helped Defeat Iraq’s pro-Nazi Regime

| כ׳ בתמוז ה׳תשע״ט (23/07/2019) | 0 Comments
The Jew Who Helped Defeat Iraq’s pro-Nazi Regime

by Ofer Aderet Yoav Byron Kattan, who passed away last week, founded a Zionist underground in Iraq and served as a judge in Israel Yoav Byron Kattan, a retired judge from Be’er Sheva who died last week, once recalled how “Nazi ideology was bubbling up” in his native Iraq during his formative years. Decades after […]

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Video: Some modern contributions to Iraq’s social and cultural spheres made by its Jewish community.

| כ׳ בתמוז ה׳תשע״ט (23/07/2019) | 0 Comments
Video: Some modern contributions to Iraq’s social and cultural spheres made by its Jewish community.

Iraqi Jews had a significant role in the country’s contemporary history until the infamous “Farhood”

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From Baghdad To Kokomo

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From Baghdad To Kokomo

Memoir Of A Young Man’s Odyssey To America by Albert Kudsizadeh A compelling account of growing up during the mid-twentieth century in the two oldest and once vibrant Jewish communities of Iraq and Iran–the first now obliterated, the second eroded. From Baghdad to Kokomo is part memoir, part history in which momentous events are interwoven […]

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Former Miss Iraq: Arab-Israeli conflict ‘deeply rooted’ in anti-Semitism

| ב׳ בתמוז ה׳תשע״ט (05/07/2019) | 0 Comments
Former Miss Iraq: Arab-Israeli conflict ‘deeply rooted’ in anti-Semitism

At UN Human Rights Council, Sarah Idan calls out Iraqi government for not backing her after she got death threats for joint photo with Miss Israel By TOI staff A former Iraqi representative to the Miss Universe beauty pageant on Tuesday condemned Arab states for their criticism of Israel and said hostility to the Jewish […]

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I Am an Iraqi Jew

| ה׳ באייר ה׳תשע״ט (10/05/2019) | 0 Comments
I Am an Iraqi Jew

Naim Dallal. Directed by Lindsay McLean (his grandaughter)

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Remembering Purim in Iraq; a Paradise of Parties and Pastries

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Remembering Purim in Iraq; a Paradise of Parties and Pastries

Like visions of date palms laden with fruit, Purim in Iraq was paradise for children. “We were excused from school and over the two-day holiday, we’d attend six parties,” says Nora Iny, who grew up in Baghdad during the 1960s. She is now a trustee of Congregation Bene Naharayim, an Iraqi synagogue in Jamaica Estates, […]

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Zangula with Lemon Syrup

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Zangula with Lemon Syrup

Ingredients For the syrup: 2 to 3 lemons 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) water 1 cup (200 grams) sugar For the dough and for frying: 1 1/8 teaspoons (1/2 package) active dry yeast 1 1/4 cups (300 milliliters) warm water (100° F to 110° F), divided 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour 3/4 cup (95 grams) […]

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