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    Posted: 22-Oct-2005 at 12:10
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Old Sephardic Synagogue









Old Sephardic Cemetery









The Sarajevo Haggadah
This is the oldest known Haggadah in the world; it is also the first known document in the world to illustrate the world as being round.









The New Ashkenazi Synagogue


During the 1992-1995 war, the Jews of Sarajevo used their political/charity organization, La Benevolencija, to help as many people as they possibly could. They earned an admiration and respect from the people of Sarajevo that you will not find in many other European cities, I doubt it any.







And the feelings are reciprocal. Muslim women survivors of the war listen to an address by Jakov Finci about the holocaust:



Here they express their support for the arrest of Serbian war criminals with an advertising campaign marking the 10th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, by putting advertising on the New Ashkenazi Synagogue. The poster shows a female survivor of the Srebrenica massacre looking at childhood photographs of Anne Frank at the museum in Amsterdam.




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And the most important aspect of Sarajevo's Jewish heritage - our city anthem. Originally a Sephardic folk song, the Jewish migrants changed it to be about Sarajevo once they settled and became at home here.

Kad ja podjoh na Bembasu, na Bembasu, na vodu
(When I go down to Bembasa, to Bembasa, to the river)

And a more modern Jewish song from here. Just try to listen and not find yourself dancing around the room. This song was entered in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Radio and Television Festival.

http://media.putfile.com/zlopamtilo


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  Quote erci Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Oct-2005 at 13:44
we don't have a big jewish community in Ankara sources say there are only about 100 jews in Ankara and only one Synagogue.They mainly live in Istanbul maybe Izmir too.
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  Quote Mila Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Oct-2005 at 14:17
A few of my favorite pictures from Ben Eden, they really give a nice picture of Jewish life in Sarajevo.

There is a documentary called "Jewish Nights, Muslim City" that profiles two couples in Sarajevo. One is a Jewish man, Muslim woman - the other a Muslim man, Jewish woman. It has some really nice views of their culture and way of life as well.











Most of Sarajevo's Jews sent their children out of the city, to Israel, during the war. They also sent just under 1,000 Muslim children as well. Within 6 months of the war ending, more than 90 per cent of the Jewish and Muslim children returned; they all can speak Hebrew fluently so Israeli music has become an underground, popular thing in Bosnia.



Aida is a Muslim name. It's very common for Sarajevo's religious groups to mix freely, most of the younger generations even actively seek out members of other ethnic and religious backgrounds. It's especially common among Jews because they're, by far, the least populous group and are surrounded by others.





During the war, the only buildings not targetted were Serbian Orthodox Churches. Sarajevo had two. One had a Priest who did not support the genocide in Bosnia and opened the basement of his church as a maternity hospital. Dzemil Kaunitz would brave sniper fire and shelling to reach the church, at least once or twice a day, to tend to patients, deliver babies, and so on -  all for free.
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Jews of Tehran have 26 active Synagogues, 4 private school complexes in all grade levels, a 120 beds hospital, a central library with more than 8000 titles and 14000 volumes of books, a Computer Center with Jewish special schools, ... http://iranjewish.com/English/iranianjews1.htm
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Former President Khatmai visits a Jewish Synagogue in Tehran:

Some rabbis visit Tehran's Jewish hospital (Dr. Sapir Hospital):

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  Quote Ollios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Apr-2013 at 04:18
Jewish Hospital in Balat-Istanbul (Or-Ahayim Hostipal)
They have nearly 20 synagogues in Turkey

The only Ashkenazi synagogue in Istanbul (maybe in Turkey too)

Beth Israel synagogue in Istanbul, there is also one Beth Israel synagogue in Izmir.

You have mentioned about Jewish Heritage. This doesn't mean just buildings, so here it is; jewish newspaper in Istanbul

Ellerin Kabe'si var,
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