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Iraqi Jewish Treasures Displayed in D.C. Before Being Shipped Back to … Iraq

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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Sundown: Bye-Bye, Baghdad

Plus Winehouse’s father gets book deal, Hitch, and more

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Unveiled

A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own

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Daybreak: U.S. Applies Pressure to Syrian Point

Plus Iraqi church massacre, the Tea Party (Israeli), and more in the news

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Today on Tablet

More ‘The Frozen Rabbi,’ the long end of Baghdad Jewry, and more

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Far From Home

On the eve of the Iraqi elections, the daughter of Iraqi Jews mourns the destruction of Baghdad’s once-vibrant Jewish community

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Outsider in the Promised Land

The hero of Shimon Ballas

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City of Dreams

A memoirist recalls what came after the thriving Baghdad of his youth

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The Outsider

In Baghdad, Nissim Rejwan distanced himself from other Iraqi Jews. In Israel, he became a fierce advocate for their disappearing culture.

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Slow Fade

A London-born writer travels to Baghdad to find the city that suffused her family’s imagination

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Spoils of War

Importing dates, Iraqi-style