Historically, while there were many different Jewish pilgrimages across Iraq during Shavuot—one of three such holidays—the largest was always to Nabi Nahum during Eid al-Ziyara, or the “festival of the pilgrimage.” The community was known to have a famous saying, “Those who have not made the pilgrimage to Nahum’s tomb have not yet known real pleasure!”
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Coming out of the genocide, there was a common cause shortly afterward. Armenians were helpful and sympathetic to the Kurds in the 1920s and 1930s. It is also noteworthy that today there is a solid relationship among these diaspora communities.
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