On the 79th anniversary of the Farhud, a look back to Yahya Qassim and his fight for Iraqi Jews
A new graphic novel about the Iraqi Jewish experience
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.
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
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
Iraq wants the treasures of a Jewish community it persecuted to extinction
The State Department will hand back the trove from its exiled community
The prospect of an independent Kurdistan raises the possibility of renewing an alliance in Iran’s backyard
In the chaos of the 2003 war, remnants of a once-thriving Jewish past were saved (or stolen?) by America. Where do they belong?
Old family recipes—from Morocco, Iraq, or Poland—in a new context offer a new range of options for Israeli restaurants
Tebit, a sticky, sweet chicken dish traditionally served on Shabbat, is gaining popularity—for good reason
More ‘The Frozen Rabbi,’ the long end of Baghdad Jewry, and more
How my grandfather landed at Yeshiva University
The hero of Shimon Ballas
In Baghdad, Nissim Rejwan distanced himself from other Iraqi Jews. In Israel, he became a fierce advocate for their disappearing culture.
Naim Kattan’s memoir of his Iraqi boyhood tells a familiar tale: Jews were here. Now they are not.
A London-born writer travels to Baghdad to find the city that suffused her family’s imagination
How the story of Passover resounds in northern Iraq
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