Menahem Saleh Daniel

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Menahem Saleh Daniel (1846-1940)

Menahem Saleh Daniel (1846-1940) was an Iraqi Jewish landowner and philanthropist.


Daniel was Deputy for Baghdad to the first Ottoman Parliament in Istanbul in 1876, and Senator in the Kingdom of Iraq (1925-1932).[1][2] His son Ezra Saleh Daniel (1874-1952) succeeded him on the Senate.[3]


Daniel made substantial donations to both Jewish and Muslim charities, and built a Muslim orphanage in 1928, and a Jewish primary school in 1910.

Personal life[edit]

His nephew was Sir Sassoon Eskell.


  1. ^ Basri, Meer. "Prominent Iraqi Jews of recent times". dangoor. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  2. ^ Greene, Annie. "What Do You Know? Iraq's Jewish History". Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ T. Morad; D. Shasha (2008). Iraq’s Last Jews: Stories of Daily Life, Upheaval, and Escape from Modern Babylon. Palgrave Macmillan US. p. 186. ISBN 978-0-230-61623-3.