Babylonian Jewry

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at
Sun Nov 21 02:01:30 EST 1999

Jonathan Bailey wrote:

> As far as I know, they migrated to Egypt, Spain, and the North African coast. They are
> what we know as Sephardim. I have not gotten deep into the history, but I do believe
> that it is there, and if you research the Sephardim, you will eventually get back to
> Babylon.

In 1949 there were about 110,000 Jews living in Iraq, the former Babylonia and Assyria. So
they didn't all emigrate to Egypt, Spain and North Africa. Almost all of these Iraqi Jews
live today in the State of Israel.
Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
Beit Berl Post Office 44905

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