Tag Archives: Baghdad

Reviews of Eli Amir’s novel “Farewell Baghdad”


Eli Amir is an extraordinary author who effectively captured, photographed, analyzed and immortalized an experience that shifted from the world of reality to the world of legends. “Farewell Baghdad” is a novel that breathes the scents and fragrances, hears the sounds of love and grief, and absorbs the wonderful flavors, be it the Iraqi cholent or the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. He records the cooing of the pigeons and describes their behavioral code. He conveys to us these senses in real time, in a sequence that is easy to decipher, and embeds in us undisputed trust: from the wings of pigeons to the hips of dancers, we know without a doubt that we were provided a wonderful and precise portrayal. Read More

The Quest for my Ancestors – By Lucien Gubbay


After over twenty years of intermittent research, I can now report the success of my quest to identify the ancestors in Baghdad of the Gubbay family of Aleppo and their kinsmen in Calcutta. Read More

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'The Scribe' is the Journal of Babylonian Jewry. It has been published by the Exilarch's Foundation since 1971. The Magazine covers many areas of interest including subjects related to Jews of Iraqi origin. Its readership of about 5,000 is based in Israel, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and many countries of the Diaspora.It was founded and continues to be edited by Mr. Naim Dangoor, the grandson of Hakham Ezra Reuben Dangoor who was the Chief Rabbi of Baghdad, Iraq about 70 years ago.