From Baghdad to Jerusalem

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Lulu.com, Jan 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 396 pages
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Who is Abu-Moch? Is he Kadouri Kudsi Zada, a hard-working Jewish businessman from Baghdad? Or is he a Muslim dervish named Nur El Din Khan? Find out when you read this spellbinding true-to-life tale of a shoemaker from Baghdad who, when forced to flee for his life, finds refuge in Iran as a Shi'ite Muslim. Readers of this gripping novel about the inimitable Abu-Moch will gain insight into the Muslim culture that features so prominently in the news. Watch as events move between Iraq and Iran and you will discover the complexity of life for Jews in Muslim countries. When relationships between Jews and Muslims deteriorate in Iraq, the hero and his family are forced to relocate to the newly created State of Israel. The difficulties they face are revealed in their desperate attempt to be absorbed into the Jewish State. As fast-paced as any thriller, this biographical novel offers a penetrating study of immigration. It should be required reading for anyone interested in Middle-Eastern culture!
 

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Contents

EXILE TO IRAN
3
The Road to Iran
25
Life in Tehran
41
The Meeting in Mashhad
51
Temporary Marriages
69
BACK TO BAGHDAD
77
Family Ties
105
Fatma Arrives
123
A Time of Transition
265
THE JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL
281
A Difficult Sailing
297
Harsh Beginnings
303
The Hartov Camp
315
The Shoe Shop and the Bakery
329
Living on the Edge
341
Rinas Classroom
347

The Tanning Factory in Maatham
131
A Growing Family
139
Business Ventures
145
The Move to a Jewish Neighborhood
157
The Farhud of 1941
167
A Cure in Jerusalem
199
Life Returns to Normal
225
The Zionist Underground Movement
239
The Move to Katamonim
355
Kadouris Confession
361
Life Goes On
369
Epilogue
373
Acknowledgments
377
Timeline
379
Glossary
381
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