Dr. Rachel Goldberg works with the Islam Collection at the National Library of Israel. She received her PhD From the Hebrew University in 2021. Her dissertation dealt with the institution of the hisba in the Mamluk state and was written under the guidance of Prof. Reuven Amitai.
Yusuf Za’arur was a talented musician and expert qanun player who served for many years as the musical director of the Radio Baghdad Orchestra. When he immigrated to Israel, he had to fight for recognition, but his great talent led him to renewed success in Israel as well
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