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Interview with Dr. Yaacov Maoz, a Jewish Native Speaker of Aramaic

January 17, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lV_Z2lzPd8&t=3s

I met Dr. Yaacov Maoz last year when he traveled from Israel to Canada and the United States. He stopped at the Chaldean Museum and we discussed his interesting and very important projects.

The Ezra and Nechemia immigration campaign of the 1950-1951 winter marked the peak of Aramit-speaking immigration to Israel. Some 100,000 Jews who had been living in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria brought a forgotten Jewish culture dating back thousands of years... Read More

Interview with author and entrepreneur Jacob Bacall

January 17, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxismC6R5JQ&lc=UgyI7_DmBe4Gfuy4HIZ4AaABAg

This is an interview I did with Jacob Bacall, who epitomizes the successful Chaldean American. Chaldeans are Neo-Babylonians, an indigenous Aramaic-speaking people whose lineage dates back to ancient Mesopotamia. Jacob immigrated to Michigan in 1977 and quickly established himself as a successful businessman. He has written several books about Chaldean Americans including the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bYjj_Q5P9E&t=26s

A bundle of joy and contradictions, Hajer is an Iraqi-Australian writer that is trying to figure it all out. From screenplays to short stories to essays, she explores themes of womanhood, dysfunctional families and every now and then she’ll tell you how she feels about that trending topic on twitter. She has a Medium blog where she shares her many opinions about the world.

Hajer has exhibited ‘Loss and Freedom’, an audio installation featuring Zaina... Read More

A Day in Little Baghdad – بط – Ducks

January 17, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPlWlKGrEs8&feature=youtu.be

My family recently went on a weekend getaway and experienced restfulness that was encompassed by nature and silence.

While lively debates can bring forth innovate ideas and are a good exercise for the mind, language can oftentimes be a barrier to higher communication. There’s an instinctual way to listen and share ideas that is not through verbal words.  That’s what nature teaches, and yet, even though it has increased the divorce rate, people ... Read More

Interview with Author & Coach Dr. Deborah Al Najjar

January 17, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odTliH64zXs

Dr. Deborah Al Najjar is a writing and career coach for creatives and academics. She is co-editor if we are Iraqis with Professor Nadje Al-Ali and has taught writing, literature, and American studies at Wayne State, Oakland University, Henry Ford College, and The University of Southern California. She currently has her own coaching business at desirecompass coaching. You can learn more about her services by visiting her website Read More

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