By Lev Hakak

ISBN-10: 1557535140

ISBN-13: 9781557535146

This publication starts with a quick historical past in regards to the Jews in Babylon, now Iraq, their Hebrew creativity, and the truth that this creativity was once excluded from the historical past of contemporary Hebrew literature since it was once unknown to the students. The ebook specializes in the years 1735-1950 and offers the secular Hebrew poetry written in Babylon at the moment. it's also the folktales, journalistic articles, epistles, learn of Hebrew literature, a narrative and a play. The final half provides the Hebrew periodicals that have been released in Babylon.

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Within time, The Enlightenment movement had taken a romantic and nationalistic direction. The new nationalism found its expression in the Zionist movement. Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934) came to the poetic scene at the culmination of the Enlightenment, and modern Hebrew poetry began with him and his contemporaries. Words were invented, and the poets were free from the rhetoric and didactic inclinations of the Enlightenment poetry. In addition, new themes, language, and poetic techniques were introduced.

In 1920, 4,030 boys and 1,481 girls studied in the Jewish schools. Ben-Yaacob (ibid, 294-299) provided information about thirty-seven Jewish schools in Baghdad alone. Fifteen percent of Baghdad’s university students were Jews in 1943. The educational standards of the Jewish schools were high. Ninety percent of their students passed their high school graduation examinations. The students received medical services, physical education classes, and grants from the community. In 1949 and 1950, there were 19,000 Jewish students in Babylon, one third of whom were female.

Ninety percent of their students passed their high school graduation examinations. The students received medical services, physical education classes, and grants from the community. In 1949 and 1950, there were 19,000 Jewish students in Babylon, one third of whom were female. Most of their teachers had higher education. In 1950, for 18 Introduction example, approximately 120 Jews received their degrees in law, medicine, pharmaceutics, engineering, and calculus, and fifteen of them were women. D.

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