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Master of the Double Exile

The late Iraqi Israeli novelist Samir Naqqash was forever torn between competing loyalties. An English translation of ‘Tenants and Cobwebs,’ his portrait of 1940s Baghdad, shows him to be the tragic chronicler of the uprooting of Iraqi Jews.

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After Long Delay Trump Administration Appoints Envoy to Fight Anti-Semitism

After the job sat unfilled for 21 months, the White House’s new pick for envoy to combat anti-Semitism steps into the role with a unique background and a very big task ahead of him

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Is the Lost Language of Iraqi Jews Really Lost?

On the anniversary of the Farhud of 1941, when Iraqi Jews’ violent dispossession began, a look at how the Baghdadi diaspora’s eventual return to Israel fostered scholarly interest in a rich Babylonian heritage

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U.S. to Give Jewish Artifacts Back to Iraq

The State Department will hand back the trove from its exiled community

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In Iraq’s Kurdish Zone, Israelis and Long-Hidden Jews See Hope for Revived Ties

The prospect of an independent Kurdistan raises the possibility of renewing an alliance in Iran’s backyard

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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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Israeli Chefs Go Back to Their Roots To Find Inspiration in the Kitchen

Old family recipes—from Morocco, Iraq, or Poland—in a new context offer a new range of options for Israeli restaurants

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Best Cholent Ever? An Iraqi Stew

Tebit, a sticky, sweet chicken dish traditionally served on Shabbat, is gaining popularity—for good reason

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Today on Tablet

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

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The Boy From Rangoon

How my grandfather landed at Yeshiva University

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