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Bilbūl, Yaʿqūb (Lev)
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Yaʿqūb (Lev) Bilbul (1920–2003) was a short story writer, poet, businessman, and lawyer. He grew up in Baghdad and was educated at the Alliance Israélite Universelle and Shammash schools. He worked for the Chamber of Commerce of Baghdad, becoming its director when Me’ir (Mīr) Baṣrī stepped down in 1945, and served in that position until he emigrated to Israel in 1951. He earned his law degree in Israel in 1956. In addition to his varied literary activities by which he aspired to contribute to the Iraqi literary renaissance, Bilbul also wrote articles about business and economics.


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Nancy E. Berg, “Bilbūl, Yaʿqūb (Lev)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0004340>
First published online: 2010

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