Ḥaddad, Ezra

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ḤADDAD, EZRA (1903–1972), educator, author, and journalist. Ḥaddad mastered several languages, including Hebrew. He published Hebrew poems in the Jewish weekly Yeshurun (Baghdad, 1920) and from 1926 to 1951 he directed the Jewish schools al-Waṭaniyya and Shammāsh in Baghdad. After his immigration to Israel in 1951, he held leading executive positions in the Histadrut. In addition to his Hebrew poems, Ḥaddad published an Arabic translation of the Travels of Benjamin of Tudela (1945) together with notes and an introduction. He also wrote a textbook for the study of Hebrew.


A. Ben-Jacob, Yehudei Bavel (1965), 307f.

[Haim J. Cohen]