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City of London service is a tearful reminder of Iraqi massacre

| ט״ו בסיון ה׳תשע״ט (18/06/2019) | 0 Comments
City of London service is a tearful reminder of Iraqi massacre

Bevis Marks commemorates 50th anniversary of killing of Baghdad Jews As a spectacle in barbarity, it was hard to match, even by modern Middle East standards. On January 27 1969, […]

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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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Young Iraqis re-encounter their Jewish compatriots

| ל׳ בניסן ה׳תשע״ט (05/05/2019) | 0 Comments
Young Iraqis re-encounter their Jewish compatriots

by Gilgamesh Nabeel After seven decades of alienation, Iraqi Jews use culture to build bridges with their non-Jewish countrymen and vice versa.  Through Baghdadi folk songs and lullabies, British-born musician Carol […]

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Jewish heritage survived ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq

| כ״ח באדר ב׳ ה׳תשע״ט (04/04/2019) | 0 Comments
Jewish heritage survived ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq

Mosul’s Jewish quarter miraculously survived three years of occupation by the “Islamic State” terror group and the battle to evict it. Reporter Judit Neurink and photographer Eddy van Wessel went […]

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Remembering Purim in Iraq; a Paradise of Parties and Pastries

| א׳ באדר ב׳ ה׳תשע״ט (08/03/2019) | 0 Comments
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 […]

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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 […]

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A Lexicological Study of Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic in Iraqi Hebrew Novels

| כ׳ באדר א׳ ה׳תשע״ט (25/02/2019) | 0 Comments
A Lexicological Study of Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic in Iraqi Hebrew Novels

by Mohamed A. H. Ahmed ABSTRACT Sami Michael (b. Baghdad, 1926), Shimon Ballas (b. Baghdad, 1930) and Eli Amir (b. Baghdad, 1937) are three Iraqi Jewish authors who immigrated to Israel, […]

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‘I’ve been sentenced to death’ – a farewell letter of an Iraqi Jew in 1969

| י״ח באדר א׳ ה׳תשע״ט (23/02/2019) | 0 Comments
‘I’ve been sentenced to death’ – a farewell letter of an Iraqi Jew in 1969

By Zack Evans, Cassandra Gomes-Hochberg Sami Halali and his family were able to flee Iraq to Israel in 1971. Sami explained that the family hid the letter in their house […]

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Ceremony Marks 50th Anniversary of Notorious Hanging of Baghdad Jews

| ט״ז באדר א׳ ה׳תשע״ט (21/02/2019) | 0 Comments
Ceremony Marks 50th Anniversary of Notorious Hanging of Baghdad Jews

by Benjamin Kerstein Iraqi Jews arriving at Lod Airport in Israel in 1951. Photo: Israel Government Press Office. The 50th anniversary of the public hanging of nine Iraqi Jews and […]

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Israel said set to seek $250b compensation for Jews forced out of Arab countries

| כ״ח בטבת ה׳תשע״ט (05/01/2019) | 0 Comments
Israel said set to seek $250b compensation for Jews forced out of Arab countries

‘Time has come to correct historic injustice,’ minister says After 18 months of research, first claims being finalized for reported $35b from Tunisia, $15b from Libya, for assets Jews left […]

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Iraq Still Honors This Jewish Star Known as the ‘Voice of Baghdad’

| י״ב בכסלו ה׳תשע״ט (20/11/2018) | 0 Comments
Iraq Still Honors This Jewish Star Known as the ‘Voice of Baghdad’

by: Eness Elias Salima Mourad, a singer who rose to fame in the early 1900s in Iraq – but remained there unlike many Jewish musicians – still strikes a chord […]

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A Group of Young Iraqis Risk Imprisonment to Reconnect With Their Country’s Jewish Past

| י״ד בתשרי ה׳תשע״ט (23/09/2018) | 0 Comments
A Group of Young Iraqis Risk Imprisonment to Reconnect With Their Country’s Jewish Past

by: Eetta Prince-Gibson Seven decades after the mass Jewish exodus from Iraq, a group of intrepid Iraqis and Israelis are holding clandestine meetings and talks in a bid to rekindle […]

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