|Jews of Mosul (Credit: Keystone-Mast Collection, |
California Museum of Photography at UCR)
But Mosul also has an ancient history. It was the Biblical city of Nineveh, so large that the Book of Jonah describes it as a "great city of three days
|"Jewish Cobblers Repairing Shoes for Arabs, near |
Mosul, Mesopotamia" (Iraq) (Credit: Keystone-Mast Collection,
California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, University of
The Assyrian King Sennacherib built a massive palace there on the banks of the Tigris River.
We present pictures of Mosul 80 years ago and of Jews of Mosul approximately 100 years ago.
Read here a 2007 account of a Jewish chaplain from the US Army's 101st Airborne who discovered the remnants of Mosul's Jewish community.
|Mosul, Iraq, 1932 (Library of Congress)|
|Mosul and the Tigris in the background, 1932 (Library of Congress)|
|Sennacherib's castle, Mosul, Iraq, 1932 (Library of Congress) See also here|