I'm a Sefaradi Jew of Iraqi descent, but my dad is not religious. I have looked in books like "A Treasury of Sefaradic Laws and Customs", but they tend to not have Iraqi specific Minhagim. I would love to know more about my heritage and customs, supposedly my great-grandfather was Hakham in Iraq, but we've lost all the traditions.

Anyone on this site know any Iraqi customs or traditions?


  • seforimcenter.com/… – Hacham Gabriel Jan 2 '12 at 2:56
  • "A Treasury..." is the one written by Dr. dubrinsky? He focuses mostly on Syrian Jewry from what I understand – Baal Shemot Tovot May 23 '12 at 15:27
  • Check the Ben Ish Chai. The english translation has a nnice biography in the beginning which is short but informative. The rest of the sefer is a halachic sefer but the Ben Ish Chai discusses minhagim a lot and which one's he is introducing or which ones he is replacing. It is very interesting as the Ben Ish Chai spent a lot of his life reviving the Iraqi Jewish community after terrible pogroms. So the book is really a rebuilding of a society sort of. – armoose Jun 26 '14 at 6:51

A huge resource for all things Jewish and Iraqi.


  • I do love me some spinning text. Seriously though, thanks, this looks awesome. – benmanbs Sep 16 '11 at 0:04

If you understand Hebrew this is a good site even if you don't the site has a translate option on top if you are using Google I think. http://hazzan.qpon.co.il/Front/Tools/homepage.asp

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