Short Episode

Short: The Last “Rabbi” of Baghdad – A Thanksgiving Special

  • 18:48
  • 2019
Jews have been in Iraq for more than two-and-a-half millennia. Today, the entire Jewish community of Baghdad can fit in a single car. In this special Thanksgiving bonus, we bring you a conversation between Mishy Harman and Emad Levy, the last "rabbi" of Baghdad.
Short: The Last “Rabbi” of Baghdad – A Thanksgiving Special

It’s a busy week. Many of you will be traveling, and those of you staying put will probably be cooking turkeys and preparing cranberry sauce. And while you are doing all that, we wanted to keep you company.

With the kind of storytelling we do, most of our interviews end up on the proverbial “editing room floor.” And we’re often sorry about that, since we’d like you to hear them too. So today, in a new experiment for us, we bring you an edited version of an interview we recently recorded. Want to know what the last “rabbi” of Baghdad is thankful for? Listen and find out.


Zev Levi edited this special. The end song, “Tahdini” is by Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis.