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‎9 Tishri 5781 | ‎27/09/2020

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Jews in the Arab World, with Lyn Julius

Jews in the Arab World, with Lyn Julius

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What percentage of the population of Baghdad was Jewish before 1940?

Lyn Julius is the British-born daughter of Iraqi-Jewish refugees. She graduated in International Relations from the University of Sussex. A journalist and blogger, her work has appeared in the Guardian, Jewish News, Ha’aretz, Standpoint and Huffington Post, among other media.

She is the author of the book Uprooted: How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight, and co-founder of Harif, a UK association representing Jews from North Africa and the Middle East, and dedicated to promoting their history, culture and heritage.