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JUDEA CAPTA - The Story of a Destruction
JUDEA CAPTA  - The Story of a Destruction
Judea was named after Patriarch Abraham’s great-grandson Yehuda who inherited the territory from Abraham’s grandson Jacob (Israel). In 930 BCE when Solomon’s kingdom split into two after his death, the southern part was named Yehuda = Judah. The subjects of that kingdom and their descendants are still known as Jews.
Shavuot is Coming
Shavuot is Coming
This year Shavuot Holiday will be celebrated on Friday, May 29th, and Saturday, May 30th.
Inspired by Torah: Song of Europe
Inspired by Torah: Song of Europe
By M. Bahadırhan DinçaslanI am intrigued by an observation lately: Whenever I read some book or article on nationalism, be it praise or blame, ...
Chief Rabbi Isak Haleva´s Passover 2020 Video Message
Chief Rabbi Isak Haleva´s Passover 2020 Video Message
Chief Rabbi of Turkey Isak Haleva broadcasted a video message for Passover 2020.
A Meaningful Passover During Corona
A Meaningful Passover During Corona
We are getting ready to celebrate the Passover Festival, which symbolizes our being freed from slavery, with a different kind of significance next week.
´Swiss Union of Jewish Students´ were in Istanbul
´Swiss Union of Jewish Students´ were in Istanbul
During the Shabbat dinner organized in the Ortaköy Etz Ahayim Synagogue on the eve of February 7th, young people coming from different countries got the chance to meet and get to know each other.
January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Today we commemorate all those innocent people who were brutally murdered during the Holocaust.
Hanukkah, Festival of Lights and Miracles
Hanukkah, Festival of Lights and Miracles
We are lighting the first candle of Hanukkah this evening, on the eve of December 22nd.
Izmir´s New Synagogue Şaar Aşamayim has Opened its Doors
Izmir´s New Synagogue Şaar Aşamayim has Opened its Doors
Izmir Alsancak Şaar Aşamayim Synagogue which was rebuilt and turned into a ´Jewish Community Center´ has opened its doors with a ceremony on December 1st.
European Day of Jewish Culture in Istanbul Hosted 2300 People
European Day of Jewish Culture in Istanbul Hosted 2300 People
A high number of participants attended the European Day of Jewish Culture, organized in the Quincentenial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews and the Neve Shalom Synagogue.
Let’s Celebrate the ´European Day of Jewish Culture´ Together, on November 24th
Let’s Celebrate the ´European Day of Jewish Culture´ Together, on November 24th
The European Day of Jewish Culture, organized in 35 European countries and celebrated in Turkey since 2001, will take place on Sunday, November 24th, between 10.00-18.00 hrs.
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