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Ḥakak, Lev
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Lev Ḥakak, critic, editor, poet, and prose writer, was born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1944. He lived in Israel from 1951 to 1971, during which time he obtained a B.A. in Hebrew literature and political science (1967) and an LL.B. (1971) from the Hebrew University. He subsequently earned a Ph.D. in modern Hebrew literature at UCLA (1974) , where he is teaching Hebrew language and literature. Although admitted to the state bar of California (1980), he does not practice law.

Ḥakak’s most significant contributions in creative and critical writing were about Iraqi Jewry. He was one o…

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Ori Kritz, “Ḥakak, Lev”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0009020>
First published online: 2010

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