After the destruction of the Second Temple, the Jewish community in Babylonia became the main centre of Jewish life. For over one thousand years, it led the entire Jewish Diaspora. The spiritual flame of the Jewish nation was kept burning by means of the large yeshiva...


The exhibition presents the wedding customs of the Jews of Iraq, in the late 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century.
In the center of the space is a double bedroom, in the lobby there are wedding invitations, special addresses, and memorabilia, traditio...


The Great Synagogue (Slat-Il-Kbiri) was the most ancient synagogue in Baghdad. This structure is replicated in a space which is about an eighth of the synagogue's original size. It includes a Tevah (Bima), and Torah Ark containing scrolls from Iraq and the Far East. In...


The Jewelry Designer showcases a unique collection of jewelry created by Regina Basha, a Jewish jewelry designer who worked in Basra and Baghdad in the first half of the 20th century. The collection reveals her singular style. One can see influences of Indian, Armenian...


Babylonian Jews would welcome the Shabbat with pomp. The focus of the exhibition is on the Shabbat table, around which the blessing over the wine was made, signifying the start of Shabbat, as well as Havdalah, the ceremony which marked the end of Shabbat. There are rit...


The ursi (winter parlor), called by the Jews from Iraq also jamkhana, was the most stately part of a classic Jewish house in Baghdad.
The front section of the ursi, was designed out of glass and wooden windows wall that incorporated luxurious decorations featuring a va...

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