Middle East

    • A Babylonian Talmud before restoration. This volume of the Talmud discusses laws and topics relating to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. (U.S. National Archives)
    • A restored Babylonian Talmud. This volume of the Talmud discusses laws and topics relating to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. (U.S. National Archives)
    • IJA conservator Katherine Kelly works on an artifact. (U.S. National Archives)
    • This colorfully illustrated French and Hebrew Haggadah was published in Vienna and is pictured before restoration. (U.S. National Archives)
    • This colorfully illustrated French and Hebrew Haggadah was published in Vienna and is pictured after restoration. (U.S. National Archives)
    • Iraqi Jewish Archive material being sorted. (U.S. National Archives)
    • Materials drying in Iraq. (U.S. National Archives)
    • Materials are piled up before treatment and restoration. (U.S. National Archives)
    • A Torah case. (U.S. National Archives)
    • A close up of the detail on a Torah case. (U.S. National Archives)

    Iraqi Jewish Artifacts

    Published January 30, 2014


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