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Yeshurun (Baghdad)
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Yeshurun, a Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic weekly literary, social, and historical newspaper, was first published in Baghdad on November 19, 1920. It was the last Zionist paper in Iraq to be published in both Hebrew and colloquial Baghdadi Judeo-Arabic. In the main article of the first issue, the editors, Ṣayyūn Adhraʿī, Jacob Ṣayyūn, and Aaron Sassoon ben Eliahu Naḥum (1877–1962), all of whom were members of the Zionist Jewish Literary Society  (Ar. Jamʿiyya Adabiyya Isrāʾīliyya), defined themselves and the readers of their newspaper as ʿivrim yosheve bavel (Hebrews, Residents of Bab…

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Shmuel Moreh, “Yeshurun (Baghdad)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 20 October 2021
First published online: 2010

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