A Nostalgic Trip Into the History of the Jews of Iraq

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University Press of America, 1998 - History - 224 pages
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A Nostalgic Trip into the History of the Jews of Iraq presents a history of the oldest Jewish community in the world. Translated from the work of Y.R. Ghanimah, the first Assyrian Christian to write a book on this subject and an acclaimed Christian who dedicated his life to serve the public, it contains facts and stories about the Iraqi Jewish Community from the Garden of Eden through 1924. The author also discusses the Assyrian, Jewish, and Christian Persecutions in Iraqi history. The translator adds a depiction of the modern history of the Jews in Iraq, exposing the rise of anti-Semitism there during this century and completing a thorough history of the Jewish people in Iraq.
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
A NOSTALGIC TRIP INTO THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF IRAQ
16
Ghanimahs Publications
17
Word of the Publisher
21
INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK
22
THE TORAH AND IRAQ
24
THE GARDEN OF EDEN AND ITS RIVERS
25
THE FLOOD AND MT ARARAT
29
IRAQI JEWRY IN THE ARABIAN PERIOD
93
THE JEWS OF IRAQ DURING THE PERIOD OF THE MONGOLS AND THE TATARS
119
THE IRAQI JEWS UNDER TURKISH RULE
127
THE JEWS OF TODAY UNDER BRITISH OCCUPATION AND THE IRAQI ARABIAN GOVERNMENT
135
JEWISH RELIGIOUS SHRINES IN IRAQ
145
The Burial of the Prophet Ezekiel El Kiffel
151
Joshua the High Priest
159
Sheik Isaac El Gaoni The Oldest Synagogue on the Site of Baghdad
160

NIMROD KINGDOM
31
BABYLON
33
NINEVEH
39
RECHOVOT
43
KALECH
45
RASEN
47
THE TOWER OF BABYLON
49
THE JEWS IN THE BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN ERAS
59
MEDES AND THE PERSIANS
71
THE HEBREW LANGUAGE AND ITS CULTURE IN BABYLON
83
The Shrine of Nachum El Lakushi
164
SUMMARY AND UPDATE
167
ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR AND THE EDITOR
181
BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR INTRODUCTION
183
FOOTNOTES FOR THE INTRODUCTION
189
BIBLIOGRAPHY USED BY GHANIMAH
193
ENDNOTES
197
MAP AND PICTURES
224
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Reading A. Dallal is retired from a career as a Teacher and Administrator in Illinois.

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