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News and updates about Iraqi Jews

Iraq's massacre of its Jews: 'Thriving community lost overnight'

June 2, 2022 marks 81 years since the brutal massacre of Baghdad's thriving Jewish community; one of the oldest in the world.

Iraq's massacre of its Jews: 'Thriving community lost overnight'player

Death of doctor known as 'healer of the poor' in Iraq means only three Jews left

With the death of 61-year-old Thafer Fuad Elyahou, only three Jews remain in Iraq, and the tragic end of a historic community is in sight

Last Jewish doctor in Iraq passes away

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

As Jewish population of Iraq and Iraqi-Kurdistan dwindles, some look to preserve Iraq's Jewish heritage.

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

We read of Iraqi protests every day, but do we remember Iraqi Jewry?

We read of Iraqi protests every day, but do we remember Iraqi Jewry?

What's it like growing up Jewish in Iraq?

When Ceen Gabbai argued with her first-grade teacher about the Arab-Israeli conflict, she didn’t realize how big of a risk she was taking.

What's it like growing up Jewish in Iraq?

Jews from Islamic countries are migrants of the clash of civilizations

Jews from Islamic countries are migrants of the clash of civilizations

Iraqi Jews’ expulsion highlighted at UK Limmud learning festival

2,500 people attend British cultural event, where 1 of the most popular events was a screening of film about Iraqi Jewish community.

Iraqi Jews’ expulsion highlighted at UK Limmud learning festival

Manhattan’s only vineyard is run by an 89-year-old Iraqi Jew

A 100-foot backyard vine turns into a an unofficial winery; friends and family help with the winemaking.

Manhattan’s only vineyard is run by an 89-year-old Iraqi Jew

Iraqis decry destruction of Jew's home

Iraqi intellectuals decry the demolition of a historical building in Baghdad that once housed a Jewish finance minister as a "catastrophe".

Iraqi intellectuals decry destruction of Jewish statesman's home

Kurds urge Jews to return to Iraq

Autonomous Iraqi Kurds appeal to descendants of former residents, promising Jews will be 'freer and safer' there than in much of Europe.

Kurds urge Jews to return to Iraq

Living in fear: Iraq's last Jews

Iraq's remaining Jews live in the shadow of rising Islamic extremism and daily terror attacks.

Living in fear: Iraq's last Jews

Jewish Kurds hold groundbreaking Iraq event

Could a ceremony commemorating deadly anti-Semitic pogrom which led to Iraqi Jewish exodus also mark the start of a Jewish revival?

Jewish Kurds hold groundbreaking Iraq commemoration