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Amadiya is situated 65 miles northeast of Mosul. During the first half of the 20th century, Shabbatai Barashi, a wealthy Jewish merchant and a leader of the Jewish community was well connected with the local authorities. The main leaders of Amadiya were the tribal Kurdish aghas. Both Muslims and Jews would seek the help of the agha, because "the agha was better than the government" and "whatever he said, the government would come to terms with it". Amadiya had two main aghas in the first half of the 20th century: Ḥājjī ʿAbd al-Laṭīf b. Ḥājjī ʿAbd al-Azīz and Ḥājjī Shaʿbān Agha. Jewish sources provided several accounts of these two aghas and their sons.

Keywords: Ḥājjī ʿAbd al-Laṭīf b. Ḥājjī ʿAbd al-Azīz; Ḥājjī Shaʿbān Agha; Amadiya; Jews; Mosul; tribal Kurdish aghas



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