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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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Remember Baghdad coming to TJFF

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Remember Baghdad coming to TJFF

REMEMBER BAGHDAD (feature) The attitude used to be “Jews, Muslims, Christians, we were all Iraqis.” For over 2500 years, Jews were an integral community in modern Iraq. However, over the last 80 years, Iraq has been depleted of its Jewish community through three significant waves, leaving an estimated 5 remaining Jews as of 2013. Director […]

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Tea with Iraqi Jews

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Tea with Iraqi Jews

  Sol Basha A story-telling session over Iraqi tea with members of the last community of Jews to have lived in Baghdad peacefully. Descriptions of domestic spaces, accounts of escape, and memories of the micro-local environment of their day.   James Kadoorib

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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 were a million Middle Eastern and North African Jews whose history often entails hangings, imprisonment and finding refuge in Israel.  The critically acclaimed documentary “Remember […]

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Remember Baghdad – a film

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Remember Baghdad – a film

On the hundredth anniversary of the British invasion in 1917, Remember Baghdad is the untold story of Iraq, an unmissable insight into how the country developed from a completely new perspective – through the eyes of the Jews who lived there for 2,600 years until only a generation ago. With vivid home movies and archive […]

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Rekindling a Heritage of Peaceful Coexistence

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Rekindling a Heritage of Peaceful Coexistence

Why the Legacy of One of the Great Jewish Modernizers of Alexandria Bears Remembering   by Joseph Braude* Ask a young Egyptian what “Smouha” means and he will likely tell you it is an excellent football team in Alexandria, lately ranking third in Egypt’s premier league. He may also know that the team takes its […]

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Remembering the last Jews of Iraq

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Remembering the last Jews of Iraq

By Joe Shute David Dangoor still keeps what he calls a “mental suitcase”, packed full of memory and longing for a homeland he left more than half a century ago. The 68-year-old father of four who lives in London’s St John’s Wood is one of Iraq’s exiled Jewish population. He fled the country with his […]

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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 and cultures is a global concern, and many national and international projects worldwide are dedicated to addressing it. However, regarding Jewish languages, most of whose […]

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The Zionist Underground in Iraq

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The Zionist Underground in Iraq

Emil Murad The following article is the personal testimony of an Iraqi Jew regarding the last days of his community and their preparations for emigration to Israel. It is an extract from Emil Murad’s book, The Quagmire (London: Freund Publishing, 1998). Strange, is it not?  that of the myriads who Before us pass’d the door […]

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I Left Iraq but Iraq Never Left Me

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I Left Iraq but Iraq Never Left Me

Jewish Exiles Finally Begin to Tell Their Story Sephardi Voices, an Israeli audiovisual documentary project, aims to retell the story of Jewish civilization to include ‘the richness of Sephardi Jews’ By Eetta Prince-Gibson [for Haaretz.com] לינדה מנוחין במהלך צילומים לסרט Sfaradic voices מצולמת ומרואיינת בביתה בהר אדר צילום: טלי מאייר Photo: Tali Mayer Jun 13, […]

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Shavu‘ot in Baghdad: 75th anniversary of the Farhud

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Shavu‘ot in Baghdad: 75th anniversary of the Farhud

by Joe Samulels The festival of Shavu‘ot commemorates the time when the Jews received the Torah at Mount Sinai. It also marks the beginning of a new agricultural season, Hag Hakatsir (The Harvest Holiday). It comes seven weeks after Passover. This year it falls on Sunday June 12 and Monday June13. Shavuot in Baghdad marks […]

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Finding my roots in Tel Aviv

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Finding my roots in Tel Aviv

Raised in England by Iraqi Jewish parents, Rachel Shabi ‘blanded out’ her family heritage to fit in with her peers. Years later, she has finally learned to embrace her parents’ values and her own rich cultural mix by Rachel Shabi

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