TURKEY

INTERVIEW

If We Don’t Give Up, Ladino May Live On
If We Don’t Give Up, Ladino May Live On
We talked with Henri Çiprut, the ‘young’ member of the team who strive to spread and keep Ladino (Judeo Espagnol) alive through the Ottoman Turkish Sephardic Research Center, the future of Ladino.
Nesli Kohen’s Life is Music!
Nesli Kohen’s Life is Music!
Nesli Kohen, also known as Nesly K, is one of our community’s young talents who is continuing her education and life in the U.S... The music studies that had been in her life starting from her family environment, ever since she was very small, guided her helping her decide what to do in life. Kohen who is continuing her career as a ‘teaching artist’ in New York where she is studying for her master´s degree, is also teaching kids music, giving modern vocal training to people of all ages, besides writing and composing songs.
“There are Still Major Issues to be Solved Before We Have a Life Like The Jetsons”
“There are Still Major Issues to be Solved Before We Have a Life Like The Jetsons”
Ersin Anjel, who started studying aeronautics and space in Turkey and continued his education in US is now working at NASA and developing security software for UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). We talked with Ersin Anjel about his adventurous life that started in Nisantasi and about his work at NASA.
"I´m Optimistic; More Than One Drug will be Launched by the End of 2020"
"I´m Optimistic; More Than One Drug will be Launched by the End of 2020"
Ivet Bahar, Ph.D., who explained what happens in our cells on a molecular level with the computer software she designed herself, thus regarded as one of the pioneers of bioinformatics, was elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. We discussed with Prof. Ivet Bahar who designs the future of science, her academic career full of success, and what she is doing to develop a treatment for COVID-19 in her ´Bahar Lab´ with her team she calls ´my academic grandchildren´.
“We Don’t Have the Chance to Wait for COVID Vaccine for Years”
“We Don’t Have the Chance to Wait for COVID Vaccine for Years”
Director of the Infectious and Immunological Diseases Research Center and the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Moshe Arditi, MD, told us how the world of science went out of their way to be victorious in the COVID vaccine race. Professor Arditi shared the details of the BCG vaccine experiments he is directing, which also made the headlines in Turkey concerning the struggle with COVID-19. The professor with Cerrahpaþa Medical University background also cleared the wrong association of the Kawasaki illness he’s an expert in, with COVID-19.
Silvyo Behmoaras: A Renowned Music Video Director of Famous Singers
Silvyo Behmoaras: A Renowned Music Video Director of Famous Singers
Silvyo Behmoaras is a young talent who works in different branches of production business. Besides directing TV commercials and music videos, he also works in editing and audio/visual effects.
Edirne Enthusiast Aydemir Ay: “Neither Edirne, Nor You Can Forget One Another…”
Edirne Enthusiast Aydemir Ay: “Neither Edirne, Nor You Can Forget One Another…”
Aydemir Ay´s new book “The Cuisine of Edirne Jews” is getting ready to hit the shelves. We listened to Ay’s passion for Edirne in his words.
Impressive Cooperation in Turkish Export Products Expo
Impressive Cooperation in Turkish Export Products Expo
This year, for the first time, between dates June 3-5, Mediterranean Exporters´ Association (AKIB) is organizing a Turkish Export Products Expo in Tel Aviv.
"Holocaust Concerts are Our Debt to the Victims and All Humanity"
"Holocaust Concerts are Our Debt to the Victims and All Humanity"
For four years, during the Ankara University´s Holocaust Remembrance Day Assemblies, the events most remembered have been the concerts. Prof. Dr. Hasan Yener from Ankara University State Conservatory and his wife Prof. Dr. Yeþim Alkaya Yener from Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory are the architects of these wonderful concerts that fill the hearts and minds...
Mois Navon: “I Want to Find Out How We Should Relate to Robots in the Future”
Mois Navon: “I Want to Find Out How We Should Relate to Robots in the Future”
Mois Navon quit his job after Mobileye was sold to Intel and he followed his passion for Jewish philosophy. Now he is known as ‘the rabbi of Mobileye’ and giving lectures about Torah and science.
Ivo Molinas: “They Never Saw Us as Turkish, Therefore We Always Felt Like a Minority.”
Ivo Molinas: “They Never Saw Us as Turkish, Therefore We Always Felt Like a Minority.”
Melike Çapan from Independent Turkish spoke to our newspaper Þalom’s Editor in Chief, Ivo Molinas, on antisemitism, a concern to many people including the politicians and a specific group among the society.
“The Jewish Community in Azerbaijan is As Comfortable As Those Living in Israel”
“The Jewish Community in Azerbaijan is As Comfortable As Those Living in Israel”
Emil Aliyev who is living in Azerbaijan found out at the age of 15 from his father’s cousin that he is Jewish. With significant achievements that came one after the other, today Aliyev is getting ready to be the youngest assistant professor in the field of medicine in Turkey. He shared with us in his own words about the moment he found out that he was Jewish and how that changed his life. He also enlightened us on being a Jew in Azerbaijan.
Nietzsche, the Jews, and a New Philosophy of Orientation
Nietzsche, the Jews, and a New Philosophy of Orientation
Interview with the German Philosopher Werner Stegmaier...
Tomer Heymann and ‘Chosen Families’
Tomer Heymann and ‘Chosen Families’
Pera Film presented ‘Chosen Families: Tomer Heymann’, a selection of films by Israeli documentary producer and director Tomer Heymann.
“My Grandmother Practiced Two Religions”
“My Grandmother Practiced Two Religions”
Sebla Selin Ok, an academic from Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty Photography Department, decided to dig up her own roots after researching photographs that keep the integrity of identities alive.
Following My Great-grandfather´s Footsteps
Following My Great-grandfather´s Footsteps
With Françoise Caraco, who begins her story saying “I found some old photos at my father’s house,”, we talked about her project ‘Hidden Istanbul’ based on her family history dating back to the end of 19th century. I met Caraco, who has been coming back and forth to Istanbul since 2012, via an e-mail. I wanted to share this interesting story, which in fact could happen to any one of us.
David Grossman and ´Understanding the Other´ Despite Everything
David Grossman and ´Understanding the Other´ Despite Everything
Israeli author David Grossman, who criticizes government policies and is known for his pacifist stance, tells the journey of a mother who is worried about the fate of his son who went to war, in his book “To the End of the Land” published in 2008. ‘To the End of the Land’ has recently been released in Turkey in Turkish. We talked with Grossman about his book and his views on peace in the Middle East.
"Eli Cohen did Everything out of His Love for His Country"
"Eli Cohen did Everything out of His Love for His Country"
Israel’s legendary spy Eli Cohen, who is remembered all over the world again, with the short series being broadcasted on the international platform, also took its place in the Turkish Literature.
Azra Kohen: “I am continuously fighting my prejudices.”
Azra Kohen: “I am continuously fighting my prejudices.”
One of our days’ most popular writers, Akilah Azra Kohen’s new novel ‘See Me: The Story of Two Eras’ has reached a high number of sales. Kohen, in her new novel, tells the story of a love that sprouted among two very different characters, at the time of the transition from the Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic.
La Dalkavo Ora (The Final Hour)
La Dalkavo Ora (The Final Hour)
The film “La Dalkavo Ora”, which depicts the centuries-long journey of a Sephardic family, serves as a document that will be passed on to next generations. While watching the film, you set off from Istanbul and travel to first Greece and then to Auschwitz, Portugal and finally to Spain where everything had started. We talked with Producer Selim Kemahli, Director Caglar Malli, actress Deniz Bensusan and composer Renan Koen about the story of how the film was made.
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Mozotros Ailesi-Ýrvin MANDEL