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Emil Murad, teacher and educator, is a graduate of The American College in Baghdad. Author of two books in Hebrew, "Babylon in the Underground" and "My Friends, The Kurds", he is the author of "Deep Into The Soul", published in the USA, and three poetry books in Hebrew and in English. He was chosen as Poet of the Month, USA, for his poetry book "Rose Petals Down the Stream" and is a Bearer of the Institute of Bankers Certificate, London, writer of several articles and short stories published in Great Britain, United States and South Africa, and has won awards for outstanding achievement in poetry. He was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in English Literature from the Dean of Marlborough University, Great Britain for his impressive achievements in the field of English literature, poetry and prose.

 My military reserve duty was done at one of the milita...

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To see a world in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flo...
Mordechai Ben-Porat: Organizer

Iraqi Jewish immigrants after their arrival at Lod Airport in 1951

With them the seed of wisdom did I sowAnd with mine own hand...
The final journey ... Iraqi Jews on their flight out of the country. Their destination: Israel. Photos: Courtesy of the Central Zionist Archives, Jerusalem

The immigrants’ camp “Shaar Ha’aliyah” in Haifa

 Twenty boys and girls, aged fifteen to nineteen, divid...
Murad family photo Baghdad, 1949. Standing: siblings, Zaki, Doris (15), Emil (18). Seated: parents Simha and Ovadia with little brother Sami (10)

This is the story of citizens who were proud of their countr...
It was just like any other day, with a dawn and a beautiful ...

A glorious day! Spring has begun! The first day of Spring 20...