Heritage of Iraq’s last few Jews at risk

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Joseph Elias Yalda, of the Al-Qosh heritage museum, points to old photographs depicting the Prophet Nahum Synagogue

In a busy district of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, there is little to distinguish the faded brick building, except for a Hebrew inscription above the entrance.

“We celebrated our festivals, and in summer we studied religious courses in Hebrew.”

Originally published as Heritage of Iraq’s last few Jews at risk


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