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THE ANCIENT CRY OF GRIEF: A STORY FROM BAGHDAD

by Maura Hanrahan

Midrash: an ancient Jewish technique of interpreting stories, often Scripture.

Her name is Fatima and she has lived all of her 29 years in beautiful, bustling Baghdad. Her eyes are the colour of coal and her hair, like black silk. She is tall for an Iraqi woman; family legend is that her forebears were great horsemen....

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