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Al-Qoosh Shrine to the Prophet Nachum Courtyard
Iraq

Nestled at the base of the first mountain ridgeline of the northern Iraqi highlands lies the purported tomb of the Prophet Nachum in the village of al-Qosh. 62 years after the last pilgrimage to this crumbling shrine, it draws few visitors. And yet Hebrew etchings, some barely discernible, still adorn the walls as reminders of its storied history. 

Several thousand people–some sources say almost the entire Jewish populations of Mosul and surrounding villages–would arrive at the shrine to celebrate Shavout. The highlight of their elaborate pilgrimage, known as “Ezyara,” was a dramatic staging of the giving of the Ten Commandments at a local stand-in for Mount Sinai, and a play supposed to pre-figure the battle of Gog and Magog. This was an event that, according to a popular saying, was unrivaled in the happiness it conferred upon participants. 

Learn more: http://www.jewishkurdistan.org/al-qosh/

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Tags: kurdistan; iraq; iraqi-kurdistan; judeo-kurdish; kurdistani; jews; jewish judiasm; prophet; nahum; bible; biblical. elkush; el-kush; shavout; pentecost
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