25.4.2018

יהודים לעזרת יהודים בשואה

קהילות ישראל בכל רחבי העולם ממזרח וממערב גדלו על מסורת של אחווה יהודית, גמילות חסדים ועזרה הדדית. אהבת ישראל מצאה את דרכה גם בתנאים הקשים שנוצרו בתקופת השואה.

בין גילוי העזרה לפליטים יהודים בולטת עזרתם של יהודי קהילות המזרח בשנגחאי, אליה פנו הנס...

25.4.2018

בשנת 1916 כבשו האנגלים את העיירה כפל, בה נמצא לפי המסורת קברו של הנביא
יחזקאל, מידי התורכים העות'מאנים. בשנת 1920 מרדו השבטים הערבים באזור הפרת
התיכון נגד הבריטים )"המרד העיראקי הגדול"(, וביום ה- 22 ביולי 1920 השתלטו המורדים
על העיירה כפל והפכו את חצר מתחם קבר הנביא יח...

20.3.2018

The Jews of Iraq believed in the harmful power of the evil eye and in the existence of demons and spirits, who were held responsible for ailments, disasters, diseases and hardships. To protect themselves from these forces, they used a variety of amulets made from diffe...

19.3.2018

At the heart of the museum, the courtyard of a traditional Jewish home in Baghdad has been recreated.  This courtyard, built at the centre of the home, was open to the sky and surrounded by rooms. From the courtyard, one may enter the summer living room (tarar) and the...

19.3.2018

Music had a prominent place in the lives of Iraqi Jews. Alongside the traditional genre of shbahot (praises), chalri and dakakat, jews were pioneers of new musical styles. On display, are traditional musical instruments alongside instruments imported from the West. Pho...

19.3.2018

The Shnashil, a small sitting room that protruded from the house, was located on the top floor of the traditional Jewish home. Under the windows were wooden seats cushioned with mattresses and embroidered sheets. From the Shnashil one had a panoramic view of the street...

19.3.2018

The Jews of Iraq, who immigrated, en masse, during the first years of the State of Israel, were forced to give up their Iraqi citizenship. They reached the young state as refugees with one suitcase, and many of them were housed in absorption camps. This interactive exh...

19.3.2018

At the end of the 18th century, communities of Babylonian Jewry began to spread to the Diaspora, at first the Far East and later in Europe, Australia and North America. These communities continued to maintain strong ties with Babylonia, but were also greatly influenced...

19.3.2018

The summer living room at the museum is open to the replica of the courtyard on the ground floor. The decorative flooring is made of colorful tiles characteristic of Iraq. A crystal chandelier hangs from its ceiling. It is furnished with benches, armchairs and side tab...

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