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Readings about the Jews of Baghdad

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Readings about the Jews of Baghdad

Alexander, Ari. The Jews of Baghdad and Zionism: 1920 – 1948. Diss. University of Oxford, Magdalen College, 2004 Amir, Eli. The Dove Flyer. London: Halban, 2010. Barr, James. A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East. London: Simon & Schuster, 2011. Benjamin, Marina. Last Days in Babylon: The […]

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Remembering Iraqi Jewish Refugee Children

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Remembering Iraqi Jewish Refugee Children

by Orit Bashkin, Professor of Modern Middle East History at the University of Chicago. Life for Iraqi Jews in Israel was not easy, particularly for the youngest among them. Between 1949 and 1951, some 123,000 Iraqi Jews who were denationalized by the Iraqi state migrated to Israel. These Jews, I suggest, were not native sons […]

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The Death of an Arab Jew

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The Death of an Arab Jew

by Orit Bashkin   [ Introduction from the book Impossible Exodus: Iraqi Jews in Israel ] In 1958, ‘Ezra Susu, a sixty-five-year-old disabled goldsmith and father of a disabled child, went into one of the many welfare bureaus in Israel. He drank sodium acid from a bottle, collapsed, and died on his way to the […]

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It’s Easier to Serve Bagels than Baba Ganoush:

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It’s Easier to Serve Bagels than Baba Ganoush:

Chelsie May’s M.A. Thesis at Brandeis: Iraqi Jewish Women Articulate an Arab Jewish Subjectivity

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Changes in the Social Status of Urban Jewish Women in Iraq as the Nineteenth Century Turned

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Changes in the Social Status of Urban Jewish Women in Iraq as the Nineteenth Century Turned

by: Dr. Shaul Sehayek, Tel-Aviv Translated from the Hebrew by: Dina Ripsman Eylon and Dalia Maishlish   Forward [1] During the nineteenth century Arab countries underwent an awaking process, which included their Jewish populations. This awakening manifested itself in the imitation of western models of education, culture, literature, poetry and theatre, as well as in […]

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