The Syrian Jews of Gravesend, Brooklyn, rear their children to marry other Syrian Jews and make a fortune (the boys, anyway).

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The Syrian Jews of Gravesend, Brooklyn, rear their children to marry other Syrian Jews and make a fortune (the boys, anyway).

A Baghdadi rabbi with Hasidic students and Syrian Jews at a wedding celebration in Jerusalem, 1904.

A Baghdadi rabbi with Hasidic students and Syrian Jews at a wedding celebration in Jerusalem, 1904.

Jewish pupils in the Maimonides school in ‘Amārah al Juwwānīyah, in the historic Maison Lisbona in Damascus. The photo was taken shortly before the exodus of most of the remaining Syrian Jewish community in 1992

Jewish pupils in the Maimonides school in ‘Amārah al Juwwānīyah, in the historic Maison Lisbona in Damascus. The photo was taken shortly before the exodus of most of the remaining Syrian Jewish community in 1992

In the photograph, Bonfils captured a beautiful, affluent Syrian Jewish woman dressed in traditional finery. She wears a richly embroidered jacket over a dress, together with a headscarf over her hair. At her neck, a jewelled collar, in her ears cameo pendants. This picture provides a rare glimpse into that once vibrant community of Shami Jews.

In the photograph, Bonfils captured a beautiful, affluent Syrian Jewish woman dressed in traditional finery. She wears a richly embroidered jacket over a dress, together with a headscarf over her hair. At her neck, a jewelled collar, in her ears cameo pendants. This picture provides a rare glimpse into that once vibrant community of Shami Jews.

Canadian rescuer of Syrian Jews: It was the biggest secret in the Jewish world

Canadian rescuer of Syrian Jews: It was the biggest secret in the Jewish world

In the last hundred years, as Syria has become less friendly to Jews, a trickle of emigration turned into a stream, and ended last year when the final Syrian Jews were smuggled out. The Jews

In the last hundred years, as Syria has become less friendly to Jews, a trickle of emigration turned into a stream, and ended last year when the final Syrian Jews were smuggled out. The Jews

Stranded in Aleppo: Syrians claiming to be Jews seek aid from Israel. “There is nobody who can help us to get out of this place,” said 30-year-old Razan (real name withheld) in an audio recording translated from Arabic into Hebrew and aired on the radio station. “We are asking that the Israeli government does not abandon us, but helps us get out of here to another country. I ask that the government demands from the entire world to do this. All my love and loyalty is to this religion…

Stranded in Aleppo: Syrians claiming to be Jews seek aid from Israel. “There is nobody who can help us to get out of this place,” said 30-year-old Razan (real name withheld) in an audio recording translated from Arabic into Hebrew and aired on the radio station. “We are asking that the Israeli government does not abandon us, but helps us get out of here to another country. I ask that the government demands from the entire world to do this. All my love and loyalty is to this religion…

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