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  • Data Set Title: Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center
  • Description: "It is really unique - one of its kind in the world. You are invited to travel with us through 2700 years of Babylonian Jewry history - Since they were exiled from the land of Israel and until their eventual return from Iraq to their former homeland. The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center is both a Research Institute and a Museum, with an impressive collection of ethnographic material, judaica, archival documents, books and manuscripts. The BJHC publishes research work and journals, organizes exhibitions and holds cultural events and conferences. We have strong ties with Jews of Iraqi origin both in Israel and in the Diaspora, and are in the process of compiling an extensive genealogical database of families originating in Iraq." [Excerpt from English welcome page]
  • Data and Document Types: artifacts, artwork, audio books, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, video recordings
  • Topic: Jewish Culture
  • Discipline: Anthropology, History
  • Region: Middle East
  • Nature of Collection: Some audio recordings and photographs can be accessed online, but a large portion of their collection is physical
  • Location: Or-Yehuda, Israel

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