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Sandur's Jewish Well

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The village of Sandur is located in the desolate mountains of northern part of Iraqi-Kurdistan. Absent from most maps, including Google Earth, travelers have for centuries left clues as to its location. For instance, Henry Aaron Stern, Jewish convert from London who traveled to the area in 1844, wrote that Sandur was about two hours away from Tahook (Dohuk).

Much is known about the Jewish community, which, at one point, is said to have accounted for nearly the entirety of Sandur's population. Today, the only (barely) visible vestige of the Jews is the well pictured here. Long believed to have medicinal properties, imbibing waters from the well, it was said, was particularly good for curing jaundice.

To learn more see: http://www.jewishkurdistan.org/sandur/

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