Iraqi Jewry

The ongoing fighting in Iraq and Syria has caused the destruction of many Jewish sites—remnants of once great Jewish communities—and threatened many others. One of. . .

Lyn Julius
Feb. 24 2015 12:01AM

A treasure trove of Torah scrolls, prayer books, and other relics—all that remains of an Iraqi Jewish community persecuted to extinction—belongs in Israel, not Iraq.  

Yair Rosenberg
Feb. 4 2014 12:01AM

A new anthology of poems about Baghdad through the ages recalls the rich Jewish culture that Iraqi authorities have sought to erase from history.

Jan. 29 2014 12:00AM

Artifacts now on display at the National Archives in Washington illustrate the past greatness of Iraq’s Jewish community and the parlous state to which it. . .

Nov. 12 2013 12:00AM

The Iraqi Jewish archive, currently undergoing restoration in the United States, is scheduled to be returned to the Iraqi government. It wasn’t theirs to begin with.

Lyn Julius
Oct. 23 2013 12:00AM

Rescued from the headquarters of Saddam Hussein’s secret police in 2003, the Iraqi Jewish Archive was flown to the U.S. for safekeeping. Next year, it. . .

Michael E. Ruane
Aug. 15 2013 12:00AM