Turkish Jews: Jewish Legacy in Anatolia and Today’s Turkey
Hosted By: Qesher
The history of the Jews in Anatolia started 2,400 years ago with the arrival of Romaniote, Eastern and Karaite Jews followed later by Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews. Examine ancient synagogues, Jewish settlements and cemeteries belonging to different eras and traditions, as well as important events of WWI and WWII. Sephardic cuisine, music, Judeo Spanish language, ethnographic and liturgical objects from the museum collection will be explained. Finally, explore today’s vibrant Jewish life in Turkey.
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