Jewish Subjects and Their Tribal Chieftains in Kurdistan by Mordechai Zaken

By Mordechai Zaken

This quantity offers with the adventure and the location of non-tribal Jewish topics and their relationships with their tribal chieftains (aghas) in city facilities and villages in Kurdistan. it's in keeping with new oral assets, diligently accumulated and thoroughly analyzed.

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Princeton Near Eastern Paper, no. 32 (Princeton, 1981). , The Jews of Egypt (Boulder and London: Westview Press, 1987). Three essays deal with the image of Egyptian Jewry: Nurit Govrin, “The Encounter of Exiles from Palestine with the Jewish Community of Egypt During First World War, as reÁected in their writings”: 177–91; Ada Aharoni, “the image of Jewish Life in the Writings of Egyptian Jewish Authors in Israel and Abroad”: 192–99; and Thomas Mayer, “The Image of Egyptian Jewry in recent Egyptian Studies”: 199 –214.

4 Ya{ari 1942: 45. 5 Military Report on Iraq (Area 9) 1929. 6 Ben-Yaacob 1981 (Supplement 24–25). Between 1912 and 1942, 285 Jewish families had immigrated from Zakho to Palestine. This gradual migration, mostly for economic reasons, placed another 100 Jewish families from Zakho in Baghdad. 11 Other written accounts and records of Jewish sources provide further information on the tribal society of Zakho and its surroundings. Jews from Zakho reported many events involving the main tribal chiefs and the relationships between aghas and Jews, as reported below.

Personalities 1923: 40. 29 Several Jewish informants described the same scene. 30 See part IV below, the section entitled “Effects of the Establishment of the State of Israel,” pp. 310–336. zakho 39 the Jews in town. The positions of his Àrst cousins, ÆÊjjÒ Agha and Hazim Beg; his father, ÆÊjjÒ RashÒd Beg; and his brother, who was an ofÀcer in the Iraqi army, enhanced his authority and status. {Abd al-KarÒm Agha believed that the Jews of Zakho were entitled to the patronage of the Shamdin Agha family and he acted accordingly as a representative of his family.

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