TT Commentor WTD sends the following link to pictures from Mosul Iraq’s not too long ago past.
Jews of Mosul (Credit: Keystone-Mast Collection,
California Museum of Photography at UCR)
Mosul Iraq — Match Historical Pictures to Today’s Headlines
Jihadi forces overran Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, this week. Analysts explain Mosul’s significance as the center of Iraq’s oil-rich areas, the gateway for the Sunni radicals to attack Baghdad, and a debacle for the U.S.-supported Iraqi army.
But Mosul also has an ancient history. It was the Biblical city of Nineveh, so large that the Book of Jonah describes it as a “great city of three days journey in breadth.”
[photo] “Jewish Cobblers Repairing Shoes for Arabs, near
Mosul, Mesopotamia” (Iraq) (Credit: Keystone-Mast Collection,
California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, University of