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Seder Pirkei Avot [Ethics of the Fathers].

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Seder Pirkei Avot [Ethics of the Fathers].

FINE BOOKS. Baghdad, 1928. Collection of Jewish morals, values, and ethics.

Price: $275

Iraq was ancient Babylonia, the place where the Psalmist recited, “By the rivers of Babylon, we sat down and wept, and remembered Zion.” And yet it was the place that produced the Babylonian Talmud, the foundation of medieval Jewish life and poured over in Yeshivot throughout the world today. The history of the Jews in Baghdad extends from the foundation of that city in 762 C.E. down to the middle of the 20th century, making it one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. In 1884 there were 30,000 Jews in Baghdad and by 1900, 50,000, and today… you know the rest of the story.

Seder Pirkei Avot [Ethics of the Fathers] with Arabic translation according to the custom of Bagdad and Agfiyah. Baghdad, 1928. 54leaves. Original green boards rubbed, spine chipped. Very Good Condition.