Saturday, July 27, 2002

Iraqi Jews
The weekend Haaretz offers two features about Iraqi Jews. The first describes a change in the rhetoric of Iraqi intelligentsia about the reasons for the Jews mass exodus. The second is a critique about a book that exposes little known facts about Iraqi Jewish life before that exodus. This story is critical of the realities of Baghdad Jewish life as depicted in books such as Eli Amir’s “Farewell Baghdad” and Sami Michael’s “Victoria”. I personally think these are wonderful books, and I wholeheartedly recommend them. These books don’t seem to be available in English online. What a pity. These are Hebrew links. Could someone tell me how they can be purchased in English?