The Iraqi Jewish Archive: The Story and its Implications

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Bible: Writings, Venice, 1568 (From the Iraqi Jewish Archive)

On May 6, 2003, American troops were searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Their search led them to Saddam Hussein’s secret police headquarters in Baghdad. Troops had been informed that the building contained a copy of the oldest known Talmud in existence, possibly dating from the 7th century. The decision was made to try to save this document. Continue reading

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