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  • Elegant Old Men

    June 19, 2018 // 2 Comments

    Warren Johnson — When our son Michael was very young, he had a very old friend. Everyone called his old friend Baba Levi. Not mister, not sir, but Baba. Baba is Persian for father, or even grandfather. He was so old that he remembered driving trucks from Baghdad to Tehran, before the First World War when trucks on the main roads joining the two cities were still rare. In the 1950s, he was a prominent merchant who had by then seen two world wars and was now helping Jews escape from Syria [...]

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