By the Rivers of Babylon: Glimpses of Jews of Iraq

Course in Hebrew

2019-2020, Mondays once a fortnight, 4.15 pm – 7.45 pm

Course editor: Rivka Aderet | Academic consultant: Ariella Amar

Special thanks to Ms. Simona Benyamini, director of the Oster Visual Documentation Center, for the rare and unique visuals


Course program:

All lectures are held in Hebrew

Monday, January 20, 2020

  • The uniqueness, development, and future of the language spoken by Jews of Iraq. Dr. Asaf Ben Moshe.
  • Baghdadis in the trade routes of the far east. Haim Ghiuzeli, director of Beit Hatfutsot Databases.
  • Cinematic glimpses: films about the Balas and Mualem families, rare documentary films on the Jews of Iraq from Beit Hatfutsot collections. Rivka Aderet.

Monday, February 3, 2020

  • The Jews of Kurdistan and their spoken Aramaic. Prof. Hezy Mutzafi.
  • The Jews of Iraq and their unforgotten homeland – longings and concerns. Idan Barir.

Tuesday, February 3, 2020

  • A festive concluding show – TBA

Tickets and Information

Telephone 03-7457808

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