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Iraqi Jews  // Posts tagged as "Iraqi Jews"

12 Mar Posted by in • Rachel Wahba | 5 comments

Exquisitely Sweet Iraqi Haroset for Passover

Exquisitely Sweet Iraqi Haroset for Passover

Look in any good Middle Eastern or Arabic grocery store and they will have a jar of what we Iraqis call silan (“see-lan”), a syrup, made from dates. Iraqi dates deliver the thickest syrup.  When you mix finely ground walnuts with the silan (usually at around a 4:1 ratio of silan to dates) to thicken […]

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03 Feb Posted by in • Rachel Wahba | 15 comments

Worse than The Farhud

Worse than The Farhud

“I survived Baghdad to get cancer”? Mom says ironically as we drive to one of the many medical appointments. We do most of our talking in the car, driving to and from the doctors. Today it is with a Dr. Rossman, a hypnotherapist highly recommended for his work with people struggling with life threatening illnesses. […]

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