Jews in Islamic Lands

San’a Pentateuch, 1469
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San’a Pentateuch, 1469

San’a Pentateuch San’a Pentateuch, Yemen, 1469 The poem Give Ear; Deuteronomy 32. A fine 15th-century example of illumination in a Pentateuch. Hebrew manuscripts from Islamic lands contained no images, but were decorated with Jewish elements and adapted Islamic motifs. The handwriting style here is typical of Yemen. Penned in Hebrew square script in a typical […]

Ezekiel’s Tomb, Kifel, Iraq, 1932.
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Ezekiel’s Tomb, Kifel, Iraq, 1932.

In the foreground are Iraqi Jews who inhabited the area surrounding the tomb. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

A Twentieth-Century Yemenite Version of the Pact of Umar, 1905.
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A Twentieth-Century Yemenite Version of the Pact of Umar, 1905.

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Beneficent This is a decree which the Jews must obey as commanded. They are obliged to observe everything in it. They are forbidden to disobey it. It is intended to remind them of what the governors of the Ottoman Empire abolished . . . which are required […]

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Iraq and the Jewish People: An Ancient Relationship, Lawrence H. Schiffman, COJS.
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Iraq and the Jewish People: An Ancient Relationship, Lawrence H. Schiffman, COJS.

The mass emigration of Jews from Iraq in the years 1950 and 1951 brought to an end the existence of a community which had been in the region for millennia. From the very birth of Judaism in what was then Mesopotamia, Jews have been present in or very strongly linked to the area. The emigration […]

Yemenite Jews Awaiting Airlift
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Yemenite Jews Awaiting Airlift

The Iraqi Government Urges that Jewish Emigration be Speeded Up, 1951, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.
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The Iraqi Government Urges that Jewish Emigration be Speeded Up, 1951, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.

Click here for more on The Creation and History of Iraq. THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT URGES THAT JEWISH EMIGRATION BE SPEEDED UP OR IT WILL TAKE DRASTIC MEASURES OF ITS OWN (1951) Cypher/OTP FOREIGN OFFICE AND WHITEHALL DISTRIBUTION FROM BAGHDAD TO FOREIGN OFFICE Sir H. Mack D. 12.04 P.M. 25th January, 1951 No. 59 24th January, […]

The Progress of Jewish Emigration from Iraq Two Months before the Expiration of the Law Permitting It, Jan. 18, 1951, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.
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The Progress of Jewish Emigration from Iraq Two Months before the Expiration of the Law Permitting It, Jan. 18, 1951, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.

Click here for more on The Creation and History of Iraq. CONFIDENTIAL British Embassy BAGHDAD (1572/5/51) 18th January, 1951 Dear Geoffrey, Please refer to my letter No. 1571/160/50 on the 20th December about Iraqi Jews. The Iraqi Ministry of the Interior has informed us that up to the 13th January a total of 85,893 Iraqi […]

The Zionist Underground in Iraq Appeals to the Jews to Register for Emigration, Apr. 8, 1950, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.
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The Zionist Underground in Iraq Appeals to the Jews to Register for Emigration, Apr. 8, 1950, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.

Click here for more on The Creation and History of Iraq. Saturday, April 8, 1950, 4 P.M. A Call to the Jewish Community O Children of Zion Residents of Babylon, Save Yourselves For the second time in the history of this diaspora, after 2,488 years, we are hearing the echo of the historic prophecy of […]

The Iraqi Law Permitting Jews to Emigrate with the Forfeiture of Nationality, 1950, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.
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The Iraqi Law Permitting Jews to Emigrate with the Forfeiture of Nationality, 1950, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.

Click here for more on The Creation and History of Iraq. Article 1 The Council of Ministers is empowered to divest any Iraqi Jew who, of his own free will and choice, desires to leave Iraq for good of his Iraqi nationality after he has signed a special form in the presence of an official […]

Hanging of an Iraqi Jew, Eternal Stranger by Lawrence Resner, Country Life Press, NY, 1951 p.141-143.
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Hanging of an Iraqi Jew, Eternal Stranger by Lawrence Resner, Country Life Press, NY, 1951 p.141-143.

Click here for more on Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands. We publish hereunder the details of the execution of Ades, the Zionist dirty criminal. The details have been sent to us by Mr. Sayed Ahmed el Saleh, our special correspondent- ‘Early in the morning of Wednesday huge masses of people streamed to the great square […]