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Naim Reuven was only 8 when he left Baghdad more than 50 years ago, but he still remembers going with his father to catch fish in the Tigris River.
His dad worked in a laundromat, a middle-class father of six and one of Iraq’s more than 100,000 Jews. Baghdad’s Jewish community...
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The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants, which resumed in a fortified courtroom in Baghdad's Green Zone this week following a 40-day adjournment, has raised a few eyebrows. Among other criticisms, the Iraqi special court and the United States are being criticized for a...
February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Thirteen-year old Maurice Zekaria was peeking through the window curtains of his house in central Baghdad and saw Iraqi men dragging two Jewish girls by their hair down the street, attacking Jewish men with axes and hammers and heavy smoke rising from torched Jewish businesses and...
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Iraqi Aliyah Recounted at Kahal Joseph
When the smoke cleared in Baghdad, most Americans wanted to get out. But Manhattan resident Rachel Zelon opted to go in.
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society vice president, who was responsible for facilitating the rescue of a small group of...
April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Palestinian support for Iraq took on a new dimension this week with a suicide bombing in Israel that Islamic Jihad said was aimed at showing solidarity with Baghdad.
Dozens of people were wounded, six seriously, when a suicide bomber blew himself up March 30 next to a crowded...
March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Joseph Dabby, who was jailed three times in Baghdad for the crime of being a Jew, did not wish for war, but he fervently hopes that U.S. troops will free his native land.
Now the president of Kahal Joseph Congregation, Dabby is among approximately 3,000 Jews of Iraqi origin and...
October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm
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