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Iraqi Passover

Iraqi Passover

Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cassandra Monroe

U.S. Army Spc. Brian Lankin fills Capt. Richard Tachett’s glass with wine during a Passover Seder at the Freedom Rest at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, March 19, 2010.

Probably the first Seder being observed in Iraq in decades.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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