The Brit Milah of the first grandson of Rabbi
Dr Abraham and Estelle Levy, the son of Julian and Sian Isaac,
was celebrated last February at the Lauderdale Synagogue to
a gathering of over 200 guests. On that occasion the Chair
of Elijah which was donated by the Smouha family was first
Hilda Sofaer Centre
Edinburgh House, our own Spanish and Portuguese
Residential Care Home for the elderly, is a registered charity
which was established in 1747 and is one of the oldest Jewish
charities in the UK. It provides accommodation and care for
Jewish men and women, with facilities for religious observance.
to Mordechai Ben Porat
Congratulations to Iraqi born Mordechai Ben
Porat who was one of three recent recipients of the Israel
Prize. The other two were, Yitzhak Shamir 86 and Abba Eban
"The Elias Family" (issue 73)
I am writing to report a story which I heard
from my late grandfather of Baghdad, Yossef Nissim, in relation
to an invitation made by his father-in-law Yahya Dahood Nissan,
for a party in his house honouring Abdalla Eliyahoo on the
occasion of his visit to Baghdad. more
the marriage of the parents of General Khaled AL-ZAHAWI
The letter of Ms Z. Zahawi showed a sincere
and serious interest in searching for facts, in contrast to
the typical attitudes of other persons in similar cases who
disregard the past, ignore it and against all logic do consider
even yesterday a day of an era already passed. more
HAKHAM SHIMON AGHASSI ZL
I take pleasure in sending you herewith a
valuable picture which I treasured for scores of years now,
of the late Rabbi and which I find as a necessary complement
to the article. more
two outstanding cousins
I feel very blessed and humble to be able
to claim two outstanding individuals among my close relatives.
Let me share with you some insight into their lives. Both
combine exemplary morals, with a high degree of intelligence.
Friends of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Centre, Inc.
The Babylonian Jewrry Heritage Center intends
to preserve the memory, the cultural heritage, and the history
of the Iraqi Jewish community. more
and still working
Ezra Belboul (Lev) continues working at the
Ministry of Defence at the age of 98. He was born in Baghdad
in 1903. more
In 1970 the younger members of the Iraqi Community
in London established their own club The Cellar Club.
Late David Bershanpour
David Bershanpour was born in Baghdad in 1918.
He was a man of immense charm, charisma and a sense of humour.
not try a rose with your prose?
Say it with poetry and flowers seems to be
the idea behind a fresh display in a South Kensington shop.
Sasson's new book
Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks invited Mr Shaoul
Sasson to his home to congratulate him on his book in which
Mr Sasson described his ordeals for one year in the hands
of the Iraqi authorities. more
starting her life in England
Natalie starting her life in England. Dr Amira
Nassim left Baghdad ten years ago and started a long process
of getting established in the UK. more
Dangoor with Chancellor Gordon Brown
Lord Rothschild, President of the Institution
for Jewish Policy Research, organised a fund-raising last
June at 11 Downing Street, official home of the Chancellor
of the Exchequer, to which 130 guests attended. more
Descendants of Heskel Elkebir (1740-1816)
son of Abraham Nissim Shellim Saleh David Gubbay. more
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