On the eve of the creation of the State of Israel nearly one million Jews lived across the Arab world. Today, at most, a few thousand remain. Why did they leave and what cultural remnants are still there? Take a sweeping tour of the modern history of Jews from the Arab world.
Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah is assistant professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She received her PhD in 2019 from Leiden University and specialized in the modern history of Middle Eastern and North African Jewry. She is the author of numerous scholarly and trade publications including her recent monograph Baghdadi Jewish Networks in the Age of Nationalism (Brill, 2021).
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