Iraqi Jewish Treasures Displayed in D.C. Before Being Shipped Back to … Iraq

In the chaos of the 2003 war, remnants of a once-thriving Jewish past were saved (or stolen?) by America. Where do they belong?

Sundown: Bye-Bye, Baghdad

Plus Winehouse’s father gets book deal, Hitch, and more

Unveiled

A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own

Daybreak: U.S. Applies Pressure to Syrian Point

Plus Iraqi church massacre, the Tea Party (Israeli), and more in the news

Today on Tablet

More ‘The Frozen Rabbi,’ the long end of Baghdad Jewry, and more

Far From Home

On the eve of the Iraqi elections, the daughter of Iraqi Jews mourns the destruction of Baghdad’s once-vibrant Jewish community

Outsider in the Promised Land

The hero of Shimon Ballas

City of Dreams

A memoirist recalls what came after the thriving Baghdad of his youth

The Outsider

In Baghdad, Nissim Rejwan distanced himself from other Iraqi Jews. In Israel, he became a fierce advocate for their disappearing culture.

Slow Fade

A London-born writer travels to Baghdad to find the city that suffused her family’s imagination

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