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What is Iraqi-Jewish Arabic?

Eli Timan has spent ten years recording people speaking the Iraqi-Jewish dialect.  What makes it different from the language spoken by Muslims in Iraq, and how can we preserve a language that will die out with the last Jews born in Arab countries?

Kanoun al-Nisa (The Law of Women) by the famous Rabbi Yosef Hayyim was written in Arabic but reproduced in Hebrew characters.  This copy, found in the Iraqi-Jewish archive in the Baghdad secret police headquarters, was printed in Livorno over 100 years ago.

Start Time
07:30 PM
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Finish Time
09:30 PM
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
The Shtiebel, 10a Canfield Gardens, London NW6 3JS