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  • VIDEO: Rachel Somekh teaches two classic Iraqi Jewish recipes—potato chops and cigars

    June 8, 2008 | 1:03 am

    Rachel Somekh teaches two classic Iraqi appetizers, potato chops and cigars

     

  • Fearful Assad Places a Risky Bet on Saddam

    By Leslie Susser

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Syrian President Bashar Assad has inherited much of his late father's parochial paranoia, Israeli analysts argue -- but little of his astute political judgment.

    In the first Persian Gulf War, the wily Hafez Assad lined up on the side of the U.S.-led coalition, the analysts note,...

  • The Trouble with Testing

    By Jason B. Kohn

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    As if we don't have enough problems, it seems there's an unlimited supply of horrific hereditary diseases just waiting to ensnare Jews and their children. Tay-Sachs cripples infants before their first birthday and eventually kills them, Gaucher disease erodes healthy bones and...
  • Israel’s Mystery Man

    By Eric Silver

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The most talked-about, perhaps the most feared, figure in Israeli politics this holiday season is neither a statesman nor a rabble-rouser. He is Yitzhak Kedouri, a frail, mystical Iraqi-born rabbi, barely able to speak or to walk unaided, whose widely distributed kabbalistic amulets...
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