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Elan S. Carr

Elan S. Carr, an attorney, is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve. He led the Chanukah observance in Baghdad using a lamp donated by a Jewish Iraqi artist.
Chanukah in Baghdad

Chanukah in Baghdad


An American Jewish soldier of Iraqi descent lights the Menorah in Saddam Hussein's palace.

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