In the chaos of the 2003 war, remnants of a once-thriving Jewish past were saved (or stolen?) by America. Where do they belong?
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More ‘The Frozen Rabbi,’ the long end of Baghdad Jewry, and more
On the eve of the Iraqi elections, the daughter of Iraqi Jews mourns the destruction of Baghdad’s once-vibrant Jewish community
The hero of Shimon Ballas
A memoirist recalls what came after the thriving Baghdad of his youth
In Baghdad, Nissim Rejwan distanced himself from other Iraqi Jews. In Israel, he became a fierce advocate for their disappearing culture.
A London-born writer travels to Baghdad to find the city that suffused her family’s imagination
Importing dates, Iraqi-style