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Mizrahi, Barukh Moses
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Barukh Moshe Mizraḥi  (dates of birth and death unknown) was a nineteenth-century journalist, printer, and publisher from Baghdad. In 1863, Mizraḥi purchased a lithographic printing press and began writing and printing Baghdad’s first newspaper, Ha-Dover (The Speaker), also was known as Dover Mesharim (Speaker of Righteousness). In 1866, he printed an edition of Ṣefer Maṣa‘ot Rabbi Binyamin (Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela’s Book of Travels). In 1867 and 1868, he also printed two editions of Simḥat Purim (Rejoicing of Purim), which contain poems for the holiday of Purim.…

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Annie Greene, “Mizrahi, Barukh Moses”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 16 May 2021
First published online: 2020



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