Assyrians, Isis, and Kelecha — Celebrating Easter in Iraq

Assyrian women preparing Keleche, a traditional Assyrian pastry.

By Erin Wilson http://www.preemptivelove.orgĀ - April 2015 Floury hands move quickly, mixing ingredients, kneading rough pastry into smooth balls, then rolling out large, flat rounds ready to be cut with an upside-down drinking glass. The air smells faintly of walnuts and sugar. There is plenty of space, but the women sit close--shoulder to shoulder--working over a white sheet ...