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The Discovery and Rescue of Iraqi Jews’ Patrimony in Baghdad. Will It Now Be Lost?

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The Discovery and Rescue of Iraqi Jews’ Patrimony in Baghdad. Will It Now Be Lost?



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Iraqi-Jewish archive triggers ‘traumatic memories’

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Iraqi-Jewish archive triggers ‘traumatic memories’

A battle is ongoing over a collection of Iraqi Jewish heirlooms, as few agree on where it should be based. by Dalia Hatuqa     Baltimore, United States – A […]

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Protagonists of ‘Remember Baghdad’ feel Jews have ‘unfinished business’ in Iraq

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Protagonists of ‘Remember Baghdad’ feel Jews have ‘unfinished business’ in Iraq

By Eliana Rudee/JNS  When thinking of the words “refugee” and “Middle East,” many displaced groups come to mind. But few know that some of the original refugees of the region […]

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Now-dispersed Iraqi Jewish community fights for access to its legacy

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Now-dispersed Iraqi Jewish community fights for access to its legacy

‘Why should someone’s diploma and grades be in a museum?’ With a stolen trove of historical documents slated for return to Baghdad, Jews from Iraq demand their personal effects back […]

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Iraqi Jews Speaking Up to Preserve Their Heritage

| כ״ה באב ה׳תשע״ז (17/08/2017) | 0 Comments
Iraqi Jews Speaking Up to Preserve Their Heritage

by Fiyaz Mughal Jewish history in Iraq has been documented as far back as 2,500 years to Babylonian Times and few know that Iraqi Jews played a role in the […]

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Help Preserve Judaeo-Arabic

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Help Preserve Judaeo-Arabic

University of Haifa Mother Tongue Project aimed at preserving pieces of our linguistic heritage. The phenomenon of language death is not unique to the Jewish people. The loss of languages […]

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Iraqi Jews – Preserving a Rich Heritage

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Iraqi Jews – Preserving a Rich Heritage

by Sharon Kanon (WZPS) It is hard to imagine what it must have been like to take a stroll down a street in Baghdad, or sit on the shores of […]

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Arabic has a Jewish dialect, and these women speak it

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Arabic has a Jewish dialect, and these women speak it

Public Radio International tells us the unlikely story of the near-death and cultural revival of Judeo-Arabic.      Alina Simone tracked down three Judeo-Arabic speakers in Montreal. They arrived there decades […]

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The vanished Iraqi Jews

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The vanished Iraqi Jews

by Joseph Samuels I was born in “Taht El Takia” in the Jewish quarter of the old city of Baghdad in December of 1930. My mother tongue is Arabic. My […]

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Custody battle over rare Iraqi-Jewish historical documents

| י״ח באלול ה׳תשע״ה (02/09/2015) | 0 Comments
Custody battle over rare Iraqi-Jewish historical documents

by Tom Tugend |     On May 6, 2003, 16 American soldiers of a special unit searching for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction entered the flooded basement of Saddam […]

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Long Island Jews Unite To Keep Artifacts Seized From Saddam Hussein’s Police

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Long Island Jews Unite To Keep Artifacts Seized From Saddam Hussein’s Police

Treasures, Including Torahs, Dating 500 Years Supposed To Be Returned To Iraq March 17, 2014 6:36 PM These artifacts were seized by the U.S. in the headquarters of Saddam Hussein’s […]

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Return of Jewish artifacts to Iraq sparks outrage

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Return of Jewish artifacts to Iraq sparks outrage

By Dan Pine Who is the rightful owner of a stunning collection of Iraqi Judaica known as the Iraqi Jewish Archives: the descendants of that country’s exiled Jewish community now […]

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