We wish you a Harry Christmas
We wish you a Harry Christmas
We wish you a Harry Christmas
And a happy Lou year!
Good Liam we bring
To you and your Zayn
Good Liam for Christmas
And a happy Lou year!
Now bring us a Niall Horan
Now bring us a Niall Horan
Now bring us a Niall Horan
And bring him right here
We won’t go until we get them
We won’t go until we get them
We won’t go until we get them
So bring One D to me!

Sefer Sipur Nes Hanukkah (The Book of the Story of the Miracle of Hanukkah) Baghdad, 1926

"This book contains the prayers for Hanukkah and the story of the miracle in Judeo-Arabic.

The eight-day holiday of Hanukkah commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem in the second century BCE. Festive Hanukkah celebrations in Iraq were marked by the eating of a local delicacy—fried sweet fritters known as zengoula. Local foods shaped the cuisine and traditions of Iraqi Jews”

[IJA 1103/ReD 26574—Hanukkah Book]

(via Iraqi Jewish Life: Constancy and Change | Iraqi Jewish Archives)

This book was among the cache of water-soaked documents relating to the Jewish community of Iraq discovered in the basement of Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters in Baghdad in 2003. The National Archives was asked to provide advice on how to rescue this important group of materials, and over the past years intensive efforts have been involved in the preservation of these important books and documents. Many of these items including this book, are currently on exhibit in “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage at the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, through January 2014.

Happy Hanukkah!

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