Eighty years since the farhud.
Footage of Hanukkah in Baghdad in the 1990s.
And one Iraqi Jew’s reminiscence.
A visit to the Shorja market, once the vibrant heart of Baghdadi Jewry.
In the interwar years, many Iraqi Jews strove to foster a modern Iraqi national identity nurtured by Arabic culture; the nation wouldn’t have them.
Contrary to claims of an “Arab-Jewish” identity pre-1948, the place of Jews in Arab lands was always conditional.
A new anthology of poems about Baghdad through the ages recalls the rich Jewish culture that Iraqi authorities have sought to erase from history.
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.