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The Iraqi Jewish Archive is stolen property that should go back to its original owners

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The Iraqi Jewish Archive is stolen property that should go back to its original owners

By Carole Basri and David Dangoor, In the preamble to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, it says that “damage to cultural property belonging to any people whatsoever means damage to the cultural heritage of all mankind, since each people makes its contribution 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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Books by Rabbi Shelomo Bekhor Hussein

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Books by Rabbi Shelomo Bekhor Hussein

Books by Rabbi Shelomo Bekhor Hussein Rabbi Hussein was a legal decisor, liturgical poet, journalist, translator, and printing house owner who was one of the outstanding Babylonian rabbis in the second half of the 19th century. He founded his Hebrew press in Baghdad in 1867 and published several works of Iraqi Jewish liturgy and ethical […]

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Haggadah of Rabbi David Hai Einy

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Haggadah of Rabbi David Hai Einy

Haggadah of Rabbi David Hai Einy – Jerusalem, 1905 This Babylonian-rite Haggadah was published in Hebrew with Arabic and English translations by the ancestor of Ronald Einy, our past synagogue president (2011-2017).  By presenting it in these three languages, the author felt that it would be guaranteed to be understood by all Baghdadi Jews living […]

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Haftara of Tish’a Be’av Shaharit

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Haftara of Tish’a Be’av Shaharit

Haftara of Tish’a Be’av Shaharit, with translation and commentary in Judeo-Arabic

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Iraqi Haftarot Shemot and Bo

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Iraqi Haftarot Shemot and Bo

On Parashiyot Shemot and Bo each year, Iraqi Jews read a Haftara that is different from the custom of most of the rest of the Jewish community.  These Haftarot are known so little that they are not even mentioned in most Humashim.  Our custom of passing them out on special sheets has been a tradition […]

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