Friday, September 30, 2005

Bride of Baghdad

Jenni Frazer of the Jewish Chronicle reports that the last eligible Jews of Baghdad were married last week in Amman, Jordan, and have returned to Iraq this week to begin their new Jewish life together.

The bride, a dentist, and the bridegroom, a jeweller, held a small, intimate engagement party in what remains of the Jewish community of Baghdad - thought to be only nine or 10 people now - before going to Amman for a marriage ceremony performed last week by a European rabbi. The wedding arrangements were made by the bride's two brothers, who now live in Holland. A third brother, and her mother, still live in Baghdad.

The newlyweds, after spending their honeymoon in Jordan, have returned to celebrate Rosh Hashana in Baghdad.

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