Daniel, Menahem Ṣāliḥ
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Menaḥem Ṣāliḥ Danielwas born in Baghdad in 1846 and died there in 1940. He was a merchant, a landlord, and a farmer, as well as a politician and an important representative of the  Iraqi Jewish community in the period of transition from the Ottoman Empire to the modern state of Iraq. The Daniel family, originally from Karjistan in Afghanistan, took up residence in the Tūrāt quarter of Baghdad. Trade and farming transformed them into wealthy notables, based on their possessions in the Hindīya district of the *Ḥilla province along the Euphrates.

When the Ottoman governor Midḥat Pasha establ…

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Peter Wien, “Daniel, Menahem Ṣāliḥ”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 21 August 2017
First published online: 2010



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